Coast Guard Yard educates the educators

BALTIMORE - Dottie Mitchell, the communications manager at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, gives a tour to teachers from the Maritime Industries Academy High School in Baltimore in order to educate them on the roles and missions the Coast Guard has in the maritime community, April 26, 2010. The tour was one of many stop the teachers made in order to learn more about the maritime industry and how they can better educate their students on this subject. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell.
BALTIMORE – Teachers from the Maritime Industries Academy High School in Baltimore met with members from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore and Coast Guard Yard in order to learn about the roles and missions of the Coast Guard in the maritime community, Tuesday.

The tour was one of many stops the teachers made as part of a day-long educational trip hosted by the Association of Maryland Pilots, who have partnered with the high school and others to better educate the students on the maritime industry.

MIA is a maritime-themed high school with a military component that encourages students to take a leadership position in their lives, encouraging students to develop the knowledge, thinking skills and appropriate attitudes necessary for success in a global society.

“It gives educators real world experience that can be communicated to our students so we can enlighten them on what the Coast Guard and others do for our country,” said Reggie Baskerville, a teacher at MIA. “Sharing this opportunity as a staff also helps us understand what the theme of our school is; it gives us a chance to put it all together.”

The teachers were able to tour the base as well, making trips to the industrial shipyard, buoy yard and small boat station.

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