What jobs related to the sea does interest Nice's schoolboys?

Educational Program for the Discovery of the Marine World

On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, on a cloudy winter morning, 20 courageous high school students from Lycée Pasteur de Nice, boarded the seaZen by teams of 5. Thanks to the very effective reception of the Discovery Center of the Maritime World*, these Eco Conception sudents discovered with delight the happiness of a zen, elegant and respectful of the environment navigation!

* This project is carried out in partnership with the Aix-Marseille Rectorate, the Nice Rectorate, the PACA Region and the sustainable development education structures of the Marine Network, of which the CDMM is part of the Calypso scheme.

SeaZen in front of Nice's Yacht Club

© Seamagine Eco Navigation

Attractions for high school students

While the weather forecasts announced force 6 at sea, the organizers opted for a plan B which was acclaimed. The exit of about 30 minutes per team began with a short exit off the Port de la Tour Rouge (Port of the Red Tower). Facing a breathtaking view of the famous Château de l'Anglais (Castle of the English), the crews discovered the story behind the famous canon of noon, which punctuates the city of Nice still today.

The Castle of the English at Nice

Par CHRIS BONTEMPS — Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3296190

To continue with, seaZen set sail to the Lympia Basin, the great port of Nice, both commercial  port and marina. Thus they discovered the areas reserved for liners, maritime affairs, fishermen, boaters, mega yachts as well as the spectacular work of tunneling the tramway.

Port Lympia de Nice

Par Tomoyoshi NOGUCHI — originally posted to Flickr as Gare Maritime de Nice, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36500755

Evocation of jobs related to the sea and the environment

This educational moment, was the occasion to evoke the many jobs that one can finds in the marine. Deluxe yacht jobs have clearly won the most interest. Boat-rental or Boat-Club rentals, in connection with seaZen, were no exception. For example, many questions have been asked about solar boating, the recycling of its batteries and the recycling of its photovoltaic panels. The public was obviously very sensitive to eco-design, it is no coincidence that he attended this education at Lycée Pasteur!

Other questions about sailing without a license and the possibility to learn how to maneuver the boat demonstrated a desire for these young Niçois to discover the sea. Paradoxically, the sea is very close to Nice and yet they do not always know it. Many see it as inaccessible because of the time needed to train for certain practices as well as the cost of certain types of navigation. It was also the occasion to present the seaZen Attitude, an approach that aims to make the sea accessible to Nice thanks to an accompaniment and a new economic model.

Societal commitment, a matter for all

Social commitment is everyone's business. Through this educational activity, seaZen wished to demonstrate that its commitment follows a lead which can go beyond eco-navigation. It may also interest young people in search of vocational vocation.

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