STEM Sailing is a FREE month-long, afterschool program offered to DMS students and includes both time on the water over at Richmond Yacht Club in dinghies/sailboats, as well as some awesome land lessons about oceanography, wind, buoyancy, etc. Normally this is a spring activity, but there may be a session offered in October.
What is S.T.E.M.?
S.T.E.M. is a curriculum designed to educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEMsail seeks to reinforce these concepts utilizing sailing as a practical platform for learning with a special emphasis on sustainability and an awareness of our marine environment.
We benefit our students by introducing them to the world of sailing – to get outside, to begin to understand and become curious about the world around them, to become self-reliant and at the same time to operate as a team – in essence, sailing develops character in so many ways. Learning is more effective when it’s fun. Davidson is offering a FREE month long sailing class for 10-12 students.
Want to see more? Check out this cool video that participants made after the last STEM SAIL course!
After School Sports with Dominican University
The Allen Sports Club is a free after-school sports program for middle and high school students to come play at Dominican University in San Rafael. The program runs Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Basketball, flag football, soccer, and other sports will be offered.
Tennis Clinics through San Rafael Recreation Department
Davidson Tennis Clinics are open to all students of all tennis levels in grades 6-8. Students will learn how to: keep score, tennis strategies, serve, forehand and backhand swings, and net play. Clinic begins on Sept 4, 2018. Practices are afterschool on Tuesdays. (9/4),(9/11),(9/18),(9/25), (10/2),(10/9),(10/16),(10/23)
How to Register:
The cost is $75/person. All student athletes should register through the San Rafael Recreation Department and use code #4763. For more information, please contact San Rafael Community Services at (415) 485-3333. 15 spots are available.
Trips for Kids (TFK) and Mulholland MTB are partnering to offer an amazing mountain biking program for DMS students. The program should launch this October and will alternate between beginner rides every other Thursday, (offered by Trips for Kids) and a more challenging set of rides for intermediate to advanced bikers will be offered by Mulholland Mountain Biking rides every other Saturday through December. The beginner rides will be free, and the intermediate/advanced rides can be paid for by the ride.