The best rates are available for consecutive
programs that engage Ernestina over a period of several or more days. Schools,
organizations and sponsors may collaborate to provide for programs in coastal communities
such as Gloucester, Salem, Boston, Quincy, Provincetown, Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole,
Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, New Bedford, Fall River or Providence. The Schooner
Ernestina office will help schedule and coordinate the series of programs to best
advantage. Various strategies have been utilized to develop funding for programs with
Ernestina. Several alternatives with descriptions follow that may aid in identifying a
strategy useful to your school or organization.
|Parent Teacher Organizations
|Funds may be raised by support organizations and applied to
all or a portion of the cost of the program.
||Students may provide some portion of the cost by developing
their own sources.
|A corporate sponsorship program is
available for companies at a $5,000
level. The sponsorship will cover the cost of a program for a school
or organization of the sponsor's choice. The sponsor will also receive full recognition
on Ernestina's website and in our newsletter along with
acknowledgement in articles in local and regional print media.
||Funds provided by a foundation or other funder may cover some
portion of the cost. Ernestina staff are able to help identify funders and assist with
- In May 1995 and 1996 two weeks of programming was funded by the Boston Marine Society
and the Boston Public Schools as a result of a proposal developed by Ernestina
- In June 1995, three days of Sharon Middle School programs were funded by the PTO.
- In 1995 and 1996, programs in Vineyard Haven for the Martha's Vineyard Schools were
funded in part by the school system, local organizations and individual participants.
- In 1995 and 1996, a series of onboard conferences and meetings of teachers, educators
and agencies was co-funded by the Mass. Departments of Environmental Management and
- In Spring of 1996 school programs on Cape Cod were made possible
thanks to contributions from area Rotary and
- In August 1996, a six day program through Urban Scholars at UMASS Boston was
funded by John Hancock Insurance, Upward Bound and student fundraising activities.