This is a 10-hour informal education program that involves youth, ages 12-20, to help restore Stormvogel, the last of the sailing cargo boats of the ABC Islands.
Participants receive hands-on experience working next to experienced Bonairean shipwrights while completing nine hours restoration work on the ship. They also attend one-hour of talks on the islands’ maritime heritage.
Upon completion of the 10-hour program students receive certificates of achievement, Stormvogel “restoration crew” T-shirts and are invited to work on the boat as a volunteer.
Young people from Scholengemeenschap Bonaire (SGB School), Junior Rangers and the CIEE Research Station have participated in the program.