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» CASE STUDY: PORT SAINT JOHN Saint John Brings the Port to the Classroom F or many students in Saint John, Canada, the port is right in their front yard. Now, it's in their classrooms, too. Port Saint John, in partnership with PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools) and the Anglophone South School District, is launching lesson plans about the port and maritime industries. The education program is designed to complement many areas of the curriculum and can be adapted for many grade levels. "Students may see the port every day, but they may not be aware of who we are or what we do. Each lesson plan developed between the port and PALS team informs students about an important piece of their community and regional economy. We want them to learn about our industry in an exciting and creative way. Not only will it contribute to making them well-informed citizens, but it may also open their minds to future career possibilities," said Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John. In December, Quinn took the first group of students from Centennial School on a tour of the port. Centennial School staff were helpful in focus-testing the resource as it was developed. The Grades 2 and 3 students were shown a short presentation before touring the port and wrapping up with a 360-degree view of the city from the rooftop patio of the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal. There are three unique lesson plans: Ports and Cargo, Cruise and Dredging. Port Saint John has made lesson plans available online and is already booking tours for teachers eager to help their students learn more about the port. "We are so pleased to enter this next phase of our PALS at the Port partnership. Port Saint John is at the heart of the city and, with this new resource, the students A group of students learn about cruise aboard the Carnival Glory. and staff of local schools will have an exciting way to become better acquainted with the port and what it means to our community. Extending learning beyond the classroom broadens the horizons of our young people," said PALS Coordinator Deborah Fisher. ● Port of New Hampshire-Gateway to the World Pease Development Authority * Division of Ports & Harbors The DPH Market Street Marine Terminal, located on the Piscataqua River, is the only public access, general cargo terminal on the River. The Piscataqua is a year-round, ice-free, deep draft river. The Market Street Terminal offers: * * * * * * * Cargo handling capabilities: * * * * Bulk cargo (scrap, salt, aggregate) Break bulk (industrial and machinery parts, construction materials, structural steel) Project cargo (power plant components, vacuum tanks, wind mill components) Containerized Cargo * * * * * 8 acres of paved outside lay down area 50,000 sq. ft. of covered warehouse Onsite rail access 600 ft berth, 35 ft/MLW 312 ft berth, 22 ft/MLW 1/2 mile from I-95 Connecting to I-495, & I-93 2 miles from Portsmouth International Airport at Pease 3 NM from open sea Fresh water Bunkers available Customs Port of Entry Foreign-Trade Zone #81 For More Information Contact: Geno Marconi, Director of Ports and Harbors at 603-436-8500 or g.marconi@peasedev.org Visit our website www.portofnh.org 30620287_Port.indd 1 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE 06/01/13 7:13 AM http://www.portofnh.org http://www.portofnh.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Spring 2014

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Public Sector Agencies with Private Sector Expectations
Welcoming Veterans to Port Ranks
Working with Stakeholders: The Buck Stops at the CEO’s Office
Words of Wisdom from Long-Standing Port Executives
PPM® Certification Readies Executives for the Top
Facing Challenges Head On
Ports are Critical to U.S. Economy’s Health
The Changing Paradigm of Transportation Executives
Port and Maritime Environmental Compliance Planning Starts at the Top
Comprehensive Records Retention Plan a Must for Ports
Saint John Brings the Port to the Classroom
Barbados on Track for Record Cruise Growth
Santa Marta Focuses on the Environment, Community and Operational Efficiency
Northwest Ports Partner to Further Cut Diesel Emissions

Seaports Magazine - Spring 2014

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