Coast Guard participates in Great American Teach-In near Clearwater, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsCLEARWATER, Fla. – Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Cortez participated in the Great American Teach-In at Plumb Elementary School, Friday.

The Great American Teach-In brings professionals into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education. During the visit, children were able to see a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft — Shallow Water and were educated about life jackets and the importance of wearing one while on the water.

Petty Officer 2nd Class John Gentry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Cortez, shows children from Plumb Elementary School in Clearwater, Fla., a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water at the school during the Great American Teach-In, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The Great American Teach-In brings professionals into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education. U.S. Coast Guard photo
“Petty Officer 2nd Class John Gentry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Cortez, shows children from Plumb Elementary School in Clearwater, Fla., a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water at the school during the Great American Teach-In, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The Great American Teach-In brings professionals into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Petty Officer 2nd Class John Gentry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Cortez, shows children from Plumb Elementary School in Clearwater, Fla., a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water at the school during the Great American Teach-In, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The Great American Teach-In brings professionals into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Petty Officer 2nd Class John Gentry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Cortez, shows children from Plumb Elementary School in Clearwater, Fla., a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water at the school during the Great American Teach-In, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The Great American Teach-In brings professionals into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Petty Officer 2nd Class John Gentry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Cortez, shows children from Plumb Elementary School in Clearwater, Fla., a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water at the school during the Great American Teach-In, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The Great American Teach-In brings professionals into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education. U.S. Coast Guard photo
Petty Officer 2nd Class John Gentry, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Cortez, shows children from Plumb Elementary School in Clearwater, Fla., a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water at the school during the Great American Teach-In, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The Great American Teach-In brings professionals into local schools to demonstrate to children the benefits of getting a good education. U.S. Coast Guard photo

 

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