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The Schooba Academy’s first hopefully annual fundraiser!

Thursday, 6/30/11, The Schooba Academy held their first hopefully annual fundraiser at Pub One in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  It was a truly great event, and I feel so tremendously lucky to have such an amazing network of people supporting Schooba.  We owe a huge thank you to all of the people that came out (seriously, ALL OF YOU!  Thank you so much.), to Gideon, Jesse,  and Amanda and Paige Management for their generous donations, and to the businesses that sponsored the event: Ascend Laboratories, Kyotofu, and Westwood Pool Company.  More thanks to Sam for handling the logistics, Steph for guest bartending, and of course Mom, Dad, Rob, Britt, Yosh, Adam, and Alyssa.  None of this would have been possible without you.

The good news is it isn’t over!  We’re giving away two final prizes via an online silent auction.  Click the link below to bid on a brand new K2 Morrow Radium Snowboard and a package of 6 microdermabrasion skin treatments from SLEEK MedSpa!  All bids must be placed by 8:00 PM, July 14, 2011.

The Schooba Academy – Online Silent Auction

And now some pics from the night!

Our official sign.

The support crew, in uniform.

Best cupcakes ever!! Thank you, Kyotofu!!

Making the trip from Connecticut!! ... Yes, that is a zooplankton ecologist on the left.

Manning the door ... womanning the door?

Setting up the movie theater. Thank you Joe and Pete!

Makin' money!

Adam, ensuring the bathrooms are up to Schooba standards.

Juan and Rolman, hanging out in matching shirts.

The vibe.

Win it here!

Schooba's NY Director of Things Related to Computers

"Would you like that Manhattan with bourbon, Canadian whiskey, or rye?"

Schooba Mentors, looking cool.

Every picture ever taken at any Schooba event on slideshow.

Let the raffle begin!

Pretty much the coolest prize ever.

Naui Scuba Diver Course, Class 4

Only 1 class to go until the open water dives and our first fully certified Schoobents!  Here are some pics and videos from their 4th session:

Getting serious in class.

Breeding healthy divers.

Answering one of Rolman's many awesome questions.

The first ever Schooba Academy water bottle! Super huge thanks to Rob V. for the gift.

The kids, trying to look cool ... Rolman not doing very good.

...And blowing it completely. ...Especially Rolman.

The totally awesome mentors.

Getting good at this whole scuba thing.

Out of air emergencies: Alternate air source ascents.

Lookin' good.

Listening to Instructor Jimmy, going over Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascents.

And then practicing them.

Quincy looking comfortable waiting for his turn to go.

And a short video of the Schoobents practicing their skills:

DLT Foundation grants $500 to Schooba!

The DLT Foundation provides funds to organizations and individuals that transform and affect the quality of the way people live.  A super huge thanks to them for supporting our Schooba Mentor program!

3rd attempt of me trying to take a picture of myself with the DLT check. ... Artistic or photographically impaired?

Naui Scuba Diver Course, Class 3

3/5 in the books.  Check it:

A classroom session to start, of course.

Boyle's Law? Yeah, we know that.

Getting ready to set up our gear.

Rolman, confident with the attachment of his regulator.

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. Scuba is all about the teamwork.

Gideon, with a nice Giant Stride Entry.

John, with some good buoyancy.

Rolman, demonstrating a killer fin pivot.

Lining up for an underwater lap.

Gideon, neutrally buoyant.

"What you doing?" "Oh, you know, just practicing my buoyancy."

Quincy: "Man, that was so fun. Hey Dierre, do you think it's possible to surgically implant gills behind my ears like Kevin Costner in Waterworld?" Dierre: "As a science teacher, I think I'm obligated to tell you no." Quincy: "Dang. Guess I'll just settle for scuba."

Schooba partners with NYSMEA

NYSMEA, the New York State Marine Educators Association, “exists to promote marine awareness and encourage the growth and exchange of instructional resources within the scientific, commercial, and educational communities.”  …Sounds good to us!

Check us out in their partners page

 

Coffee Shop Advertising

Do we have flyers!?  … Um, yeah.

Hangin' out at Cafe Grumpys (Greenpoint)

Our awesome flyer

Naui Scuba Diver Course, Class 2

Pics from the second class of our certification course:

Quincy on the train, studying before class.

Quincy in class, learning about the Eustachian tube

Learning the science of scuba.

Instructor, Paul Bardo

Yes, there will be a test.

JB, looking cool in his swim cap.

You wanna dive? ... You can carry your own equipment.

Learning to assemble the equipment.

Rolman checking his equipment.

Juan and Quincy doing the same.

Quincy, about to take his first breaths on the SCUBA

Learning to trust our equipment. Notice we're not wearing any masks.

Breathing ... underwater ... with no masks.

Juan so comfortable and trusting he's dozing off.

And lastly, a random pic of a little surface swimming.


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