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A Tall Ship® adventure is a unique hands-on experience for the ship’s crew members, usually consisting entirely of volunteers and students. Many students sign up for the summer and become an essential part of the ship’s crew. This role usually involves more than just sailing, as it also includes food preparation, ship maintenance, and cleaning duties.
Water, sediment, and biological sampling provide students with tangible lessons in the marine environment as they personally encounter the physical effects of wind and wave. This formal study aboard a ship is frequently referred to as “sea education.” Historic vessels, or their reproductions, function as interpretive museum exhibits, conducting voyages of outreach to the public.