Fellows in the News

If you’ve looked out over the water off the coast of Stamford and seen an old-timey, green three-masted schooner, you may have seen the future of Long Island Sound sail past.

The schooner SoundWaters, based in the city, brings thousands of school children to local coastal waters each year, teaching them about the ecology and delicate environmental balance of the Sound, with the hope of preserving what might be the area’s most precious natural resource.

The boat, actually made out of steel, is owned by a nonprofit educational organization of the same name that is based in Cove Island Park.

SoundWaters President Leigh Shemitz, 51, talked to The Advocate about how she came to head the organization and how she keeps the organization the number one choice for area schools that study the science of Long Island Sound.

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