CISF Programs

Programs, Classes & Workshops

Home-School
&
After-School
Programming

March 15- April 22

Home-School, Session 1, March 16 – April 22, Tuesday’s & Thursday’s 12:30-3 pm, Grades 3-5 & 6-8
Natural Science and Marine Engineering
The first session will focus on Natural Science, Marine Engineering, and the Science of Sailing! This session will run from the week of March 15th through the week of April 19th. Every Tuesday students will learn about the natural world through Fort Getty, covering geology, animal adaptations and evolution, decomposers, biodiversity, and plant science. On Thursday’s, students will be learning the science of sailing, and working on designing and building their own sailboat over the course of the 6 weeks! We will cover topics such as buoyancy, wind, weather, and how sails work. Students will use this knowledge while working as engineers to design, build, test, and improve their sailboat designs.

The program will combine the 3rd-5th and 6-8th grade groups, however they will be separated for more grade-specific activities or versions of the same activity. This program is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, and a checklist with all standards covered will be provided to all who register.
Cost: $360
Where: Fort Getty, CISF tent

Session 2 Home-school Program will focus on Sea Level Rise & Plant Science and take place from April 27 – June 3

Junior Nature Explorers Home-School Program, March 15 – April 19; Tuesday’s & Thursday’s, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Ages 5-7.
Our programming for younger homeschooling children will return so that 5-7 year olds can continue to grow and learn about the natural world at Fort Getty through exploration, play, and hands-on activities! This is a six-week program running from March 16 – April 22, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30. Children will explore the natural world at Fort Getty while the first signs of spring start to emerge. They will learn about the natural and marine environments around them. There will also be plenty of art, imaginative play, building, climbing and exploration!
Cost: $270
Where: Fort Getty, CISF tent

Backyard Explorers, Grades 3 & 4, Tuesday’s & Thursday’s, 2:40 – 4 pm, March 16 – April 15
This popular after-school program will again be offered during the spring season. The students will explore, adventure and learn about the natural world. Children will be picked up from their classes and will explore the outdoor environment at school once a week for five weeks with Ms. Haley Barber. Session 1 will be for grades 3 and 4 and run five weeks, from March 16 – April 15. There will be 12 spots will be available in each group.
Cost: $50
Where: Outside of Melrose School

Games at Getty Grades 1- 3, Friday’s 3:30- 4:45 pm, March 19- April 23rd
We have so much fun playing active games on our field at Ft. Getty, so we decided to make a program devoted to playing games! We will be leading a wide variety of fun, energetic, group games suited for children in 1st to 3rd grade. During inclement weather we will be having just as much fun under our new heated tent! All your child needs to bring is warm clothes, sneakers and a water bottle!
Cost: $60
Where: CISF tent Ft. Getty

Nature Journaling, Grades 1 – 4, Monday’s 3:30-5pm, March 15 – April 19
Over the course of six weeks, participants will learn and share all about the natural world. If your child is passionate about nature – trees, creatures, birds, insects, rocks, animals, then this is the perfect program for them! We will start our first class creating a nature journal. We will practice becoming nature detectives, by learning how to discover, identify, and research the different wonders in our own backyard. Each week we will learn about a certain topic, write in or add to our nature journals, and have an opportunity for everyone to share their nature stories and passions! This session will be in person at Fort Getty.
Cost: $80
Where: CISF tent at Ft. Getty

Building a Better World, Eco-Club, Grades 5-8, Tuesday’s, 3:30-5 pm, March 16 – April 20
Eco-club will continue into the Spring. We are always happy to welcome any middle schoolers who are passionate about environmental issues and making change in our community! This session’s projects will include final preparations for our Tree-Plenish event on April 24th, as well as creatively fundraising for endangered marine animals! The first session will run for six weeks, March 16 – April 20.
Where: Fort Getty, CISF tent

Leadership Club, Grades 7-8, Wednesday’s 3:30-5 pm, March 17 – April 21
This program is perfect for those in grades 7 + 8 who want to embrace their leadership style. We will learn and build skills through fun, engaging team building activities, work through real life scenarios, and learn the power of leading by example. This will be great practice for students who want to build confidence before entering a new school or a new environment. Whether you think you’re a great leader, still need some practice, or have no idea how, all are welcome! This program will be six weeks long, from March 17 – April 21.
Cost: $tbd
Where: Fort Getty, CISF tent

Intro to Leadership Club, Grades 5-6, Wednesday’s 3:30-5 pm, March 15 – April 19
Everyone can be a leader in their own way! We will learn about different leadership styles, and how to recognize and use personal strengths to discover how you are comfortable leading. We will work as a team to solve problems, master challenges, and accomplish goals. Whether you think you’re a great leader, still need some practice, or have no idea how, all are welcome! This program will be six weeks long, from March 15 – April 19.
Cost: $tbd
Where: Fort Getty, CISF tent

Eco-Crafts, Grades 5 – 8, Thursday’s 3:30-5 pm, March 18 – April 22
This new after school program will focus on creating art out of nature and materials that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled! We will make our own paper, create notebooks out of it, and much more! This program will be six weeks long, from March 18 – April 22.
Cost: $tbd
Where: Fort Getty, CISF tent

• Winter Bingo! Our Winter Bingo Challenge is on! Complete a line or the whole board then share it with us on CISF’s FaceBook page or on Instagram, or email Ms. Haley with your accomplishments. We LOVE it when you share with us! Happy BINGO-ing!! Download the board here or find it in the Jamestown Press (& cut it out) the week of February 15. 

• Nature Journaling, grades 1 – 4, Monday’s, 4:00pm-5:00pm will continue until in-person programs start the week of March 15, weather permitting:
Children will learn and share all about the natural world. If your child is passionate about nature – trees, creatures, birds, insects, rocks, animals, then this is the perfect program for them! We will start our first class creating a nature journal. We will practice becoming nature detectives, by learning how to discover, identify, and research the different wonders in our own backyard. Each week we will learn about a certain topic, write in or add to our nature journals, and have an opportunity for everyone to share their nature stories and passions! 

 


PAST CISF PROGRAMS

CISF offers programming to provide educational and enrichment programs for children. Programs are offered at a variety of times in order to accommodate those who are home-schooling, distance learners and in-person students.

The Session I programs were based around sailing as much as possible since the weather and water temperature was ideal for sailing.

Session II will focus more on educational enrichment, special projects, and outdoor education.

Session III, Winter Solstice Virtual Workshops and programs, were virtual because of RI guidelines. They consisted of a mix of family programs, do-at home challenges and online workshops. All virtual workshops were free of charge. Participants were asked to register to be sent the Zoom link to participate.

Session I: September 14 – October 16
Session II: October 19 – November 20
Session III: December 7-23, Solstice Session

All programs will strictly follow State COVID guidelines.

Feel free to contact Haley Barber if you have a group of 6 or more and would like discuss adding an educational and/or enrichment program for your group. Haley@JamestownSailing.org 


CISF Fall Programming, Session II

• *K-2 Nature Exploration– mornings – Children in grades K-2 will explore nature in small groups at Fort Getty. Groups will meet twice a week for two hours on Tuesday & Thursday from 10 am – 12pm. Children will meet under the CISF tent at Fort Getty. (As the weather gets colder, the meeting area may change.) They will go on nature hikes, explore the rocky shore, sandy beaches, nature paths, and the marsh at Fort Getty with Ms. Fiona Christie.
12 children/group. (Friday’s will be weather make-up days.)
*This class is intended for those who are homeschooling, hence the times during the day.
Day & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am – 12 pm
Who: Grades K-2
Where: Fort Getty, CISF Tent
Instructor: Fiona Christie
Cost: $220

 

K-2 Nature Exploration – after school – Children in grades K-2 will explore nature in small groups at Fort Getty. Groups will meet once a week for five weeks from 3:15-5 pm at Fort Getty. Children will meet under the CISF tent or at the Pavilion at Fort Getty. They will go on nature hikes, explore the rocky shore, sandy beaches, nature paths, and the marsh at Fort Getty. 20 available spots – two groups will be formed if there are 16 children or more in order to keep group size smaller
Day & Time: Monday’s, 3:30 – 5 pm (2 groups)
Who: Grades K-2
Where: Fort Getty, CISF Tent
Instructor: Fiona Christie, Haley Barber, & Rachel Bryer
Cost: $100

 

Backyard Explorers – This popular after-school program will again be offered based outside under one of the school tents for children in grades 1-4. Children will explore the outdoor environment at school once a week for five weeks with Ms. Haley Barber. Session 1 will be for grades 1 and 2; Session 2 (10/19-11/20) will be for grades 3 and 4. 12 spots will be available in each group.
Day: Tuesday, Grade 3
Thursday, Grade 4
Time: 2:40 – 4
Where: Melrose Schoolyard, Tent #2 – your child will be picked up from their class at the end of the school day.
Instructor: Haley Barber
Cost: $30

 

Build-A-Boat Program – Available to children in grades 2 and 3, students will explore the basic principles of buoyancy, displacement, and how boats work through hands-on activities. Children will work as engineers to design and test their own boats using a variety of mediums. All designs will be tested and discussed. If there is enough time, children will also design sails to go along with the boats. Children will be able to decorate and take home their finished boats at the end of the program!
Day & Time: Fridays, 3:15 – 5 pm
Who: Grades 2 & 3
Where: Fort Getty Pavilion or CISF tent
Instructors: Haley Barber & Fiona
Cost: $100 /person

 

Building a Better World, a project-based eco-club – This project-based program is perfect for those in grades 6-8 who are budding environmentalists and love to build! The program will include fantastic renewable energy projects such as building solar ovens and wind turbines as well as climate change projects such as beach cleanups. Participants will discuss renewable energy, look at climate change, and participate in a variety of hands-on projects.
Days & Time: Tuesday’s & Thursday’s, 3:15 – 5
Who: Grades 5-8
Where: Fort Getty Pavilion
Instructor: Fiona Christie, Rachel Bryer, & Noah Simmons
Cost: $200/person

 

Model Boat Building – Learn how to build a model boat of your own! Bluejacket Ship Crafters sells kits of model boats that we will order and build. Participants may build their own boat or, partner up and build with a buddy. Participants will need to pay for their own kit, though CISF will subsidize $50 of each kit to try to keep costs down. (The cost of the kit is included in the program price already.) The Optimist is the model boat that will be built in this program as it is a great starting model boat & kit. Here is a link so that you can see what the model will look like. Look at ‘Model Kits’ then ‘Entry Level’ then International Optimist Dinghy ONLY: http://www.bluejacketinc.com/index.php  

It may take longer to build than the 5 weeks of the program. Weeks can be added if needed.

Days & Times (each listed day and time is a group. Groups meet once a week):
Monday, 3:30-5 (this class only will start 10/26 and end 11/23)
Tuesday, 3:30-5
Wednesday, 1 – 3 (home school group)
Friday, 3:30-5
Who: Grades 4-8; 8 spots ONLY are available each session
Where: Location will be sent to each group once registration is complete. (There are multiple locations)
Instructors: Mr. Roger Marshall, Ian Bryer & Noah Simmons
Cost: $180/person – this includes the purchase of the kit, which is subsidized $50/kit by CISF thanks to a grant from JEF

 

Nature Art – Join Haley Barber & Rachel Bryer to make art using the natural environment. No pencils or pens needed! Make paint using rocks, create mandalas using items found in nature. Nature’s beauty is everywhere! Come enjoy making art in nature with what Mother Nature provides. If your child wants to bring a camera to take photographs, it is welcomed, but not necessary.
Day & Time: Wednesday’s, 3:15 – 5
Who: Grades 4-6
Where: Fort Getty, CISF Tent (may move to Ft Getty Pavilion as it gets cold and dark)
Instructor: Haley Barber & Rachel Bryer
Cost: $100/person

 

Ocean Engineering: The Why of Waves – From surfing to sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, etc… the ocean is our field of play, and waves are a critical part of the field. Learn how waves are formed, what influences their shapes and sizes, what is current and why do we care. Students will work towards building a wave tank where they can create different types of waves to look at and study. A modest amount of coding will be done to create the energy to produce waves in the tank. Don’t know how to code? No problem. All you need is an interest in the oceans and waves to participate. (Other awesome aspects of the ocean will also be explored in this program.)
Day & Time: Wednesday’s, 3:15-5
Who: Grades 6-8
Where: Program location is tbd and will be disclosed after registration
Instructor: Noah Simmons, Fluid Dynamics major and Dartmouth College Graduate & Fiona Christie, CISF Educator
Cost: $100/person

 

**Water, Wind & Weather – The science of sailing, marine education & climate science are combined in this afternoon program from 12:30-3 pm for those who are homeschooling or are distance learners (but not in school during these hours). One day a week will be focused on sailing & marine education, and the other day will be focused on climate science activities & projects. Children will learn more about the science of sailing, wind, and sailing-related activities such as navigation.

Additionally, children will continue to explore the marsh and observe changes in this ecosystem as the seasons change.

Available to children in grades 3-8. There will be one time slot for all grade levels, but children will be separated for grade level appropriate learning and projects. (12 children in each group) (Fridays will be weather make-up days.)
**Days & Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-3
Who: Grades 3-8 (grades will be separated as follows: grades 3-5 & grades 6- 8)
Where: Ft Getty pavilion
Instructors: Fiona Christie, Rachel Bryer, & Noah Simmons
Cost: $300

REGISTRATION FOR SESSION  2 OPENS MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

Link to Register for Fall Programming, Session 2:
https://www.jamestownsailing.org/programs-classes/

 


CISF Fall Programming, Session I
September 14 – October 16, 2020

• K-2 Nature Exploration – Children in grades K-2 will explore nature in small groups at Fort Getty. Groups will meet twice a week for two hours. Two sessions will be available Monday & Wednesday 9:30-11:30 or Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30. Children will meet under the CISF tent at Fort Getty. They will go on nature hikes, explore the rocky shore, sandy beaches, nature paths, and the marsh at Fort Getty with Ms. Fiona Christie. 12 children/group. (Friday’s will be weather make-up days.)
Session is 5 weeks: September 14 – October 16
2 meeting times to choose from:
• Monday & Wednesday, 9:30-11:30
• Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-11:30
Cost: $220


• Sailing & Marine Education
– Sailing and marine education are combined in this afternoon program from 12:30-3 pm. Children will have the opportunity to learn to sail and/or continue to sail this fall, as well as learn a bit about the science of sailing. Additionally, children will learn about and explore the marsh at Fort Getty to see what creatures they can find and learn why marshes are so important in the ecosystem.
Available to children in grades 3-8 (12 children in each group). There will be two time slots offered from September 14 – October 16. (Friday’s will be weather make-up days.):
• Monday & Wednesday, grades 6-8, 12:30-3
• Tuesday & Thursday, grades 3-5, 12:30-3
Cost: $300


• After-School Sailing
– Students with all levels of sailing experience are welcome to join after-school sailing at Fort Getty. After-school sailing will be offered to children in grades 3-8. Groups will be formed by grade level and offered once a week. Sign up will be via a google form. We will assign groups for each grade to a specific day each week. (You will be contacted via email ahead of time with the schedule for your student.) 12 spots are available/grade level. Students will need to bring a life jacket.
Session: September 14-October 16
Time: 3:30-5, once a week
Days: CISF reserves the right to change the day of the week for a particular grade based on # of registrations. All changes will be made prior to September 14, and will remain for the duration of the session.
Cost: $100


• After-school Kayaking
– After-school kayaking will be offered to students in grades 5-8 at Fort Getty. There will be two groups each week that meet once a week for five weeks. (The two groups will meet different days.). Students in grades 5-6 will meet Monday’s; students in grades 7-8 will meet Wednesday’s. Kayaks & paddles will be provided. Students need their own life jackets. After-school kayaking will be led by Ms. Haley Barber. Friday may be a make-up day in the case of inclement weather. Students may also use the time to explore the salt marsh at Fort Getty if the weather prevents kayaking.
Time: 3:30-5, once a week. Grades 5-6 on Monday’s; Grades 7-8 on Wednesday’s
Cost: $75


• Backyard Explorers
– This popular after-school program will again be offered at school, based outside under one of the school tents for children in grades 1-4. Children will explore the outdoor environment at school once a week for five weeks with Ms. Haley Barber.
Session 1 will be for grades 1 and 2; Session 2 (10/19-11/20) will be for grades 3 and 4. 12 spots will be available in each group.
Days: Tuesday, Grade 1; Thursday, Grade 2 for Session 1. (Registration for session 2 is not as yet open)
Time: 2:40 – 4
Cost: $30

Payment:You can pay by check or credit card using the online system.

Scholarship information: CISF typically has two scholarship application times annually – in November & May. However, 2020 is anything but typical. CISF scholarship applications will be rolling through November 15 for those who need financial assistance to participate in CISF-offered programs. CISF does not want cost to prevent children from participating in our programs. To learn more about applying for a scholarship contact Meg Myles, CISFSailing@gmail.com, or fill out an online application: https://www.jamestownsailing.org/secure-scholarship-application/

Scholarships will be awarded based on need.

           

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