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Columbia River Maritime Museum's Miniboat Program:

Creating a trans-Pacific classroom between Japan and the Pacific Northwest

Miniboat Program from Columbia River Maritime Museum on Vimeo.
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The Miniboat Program was developed by the Columbia River Maritime Museum in partnership with Educational Passages and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland. Students in the Pacific Northwest build unmanned sailboats equipped with GPS transmitters, one to launch from the coast of North America and the other to send to their partner class in Japan for launching.

While the boats are at sea, students on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean will track their movements. Using real-time data on ocean currents and weather, students will share their predictions on where the boats will go next, and hopefully create lasting friendships.

The mission: to get the boats to cross the Pacific Ocean.

The outcome: through hands-on activities and meaningful opportunities, students are enlightened and empowered.

Our boat kits are purchased through Educational Passages and we thank them for their support.


Participating Schools
2018-2019

Sailing from U.S.

Sailing from Japan


Richmond Elementary School
Portland, Oregon

Willapa Elementary School
Menlo, Washington

Gearhart Elementary School
Gearhart, Oregon

Naselle Elementary School
Naselle, Washington

Kanehama Elementary School
Hachinohe, Japan

Okuki Elementary School
Hachinohe, Japan

Tanesashi Primary School
Hachinohe, Japan

Takagami Elementary School
Choshi, Japan

Choshi Second Junior High School
Choshi, Japan


Participating Schools
2017-2018

Sailing from U.S.

Sailing from Japan


Hilda Lahti Elementary School
Astoria, Oregon

Richmond Elementary School
Portland, Oregon

Otto Petersen Elementary School
Scappoose, Oregon

Astor Elementary School
Portland, Oregon

Cedar Park Middle School
Beaverton, Oregon

Kanehama Elementary School
Hachinohe, Japan

Tanesashi Elementary School
Hachinohe, Japan

Okuki Elementary School
Hachinohe, Japan

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