Welcome to the Teaching With Small Boats Alliance.

Our mission is to support an alliance of organizations that give young people an awareness of and resulting pride in their learning potential.  We do this through the hands-on study of the maritime arts, its history, and its relationship to success in science, technology, engineering, and math. TWSBA works to improve the effectiveness of its member organizations by sharing information and best practices that promote the values of scholarship, craftsmanship, ingenuity, self-discipline, and a true sense of accomplishment.

Currently we are working to build a community of educators to hold small events that encourage the learning of basic math and science concepts to children who have not previously had the opportunity to learn. What better way to do so than by putting them to work building a fully functional boat that reinforces the concept of real-life application of these concepts?