New Project from National Maritime Historical Society

Help us promote you and your organization’s mission!

Do you generate great educational materials for your organization? And once that exhibition or initiative ends, does it get shelved and relegated to a little-visited section of your org’s website?

What if there were a way for all of that great research and work to reach a new and larger audience?

The National Maritime Historical Society is developing Boom! a quarterly magazine publication for kids aged 6 – 11 on maritime and oceanic studies.

We would like to invite educators and staff at maritime museums, ocean research institutions, tall ships, and maritime educational organizations to submit articles of interest to this demographic.

If you don’t have time to write an article in a voice appropriate for our age range, our editors can adapt your pre-existing content. This means that almost any material on any subject having to do with maritime studies, including climate science, flora, fauna, shipping, ocean history, sailing and archaeology has publishing potential.

You and whoever else on your team who created the content will get credit, and your organization will be acknowledged prominently at the top of each piece. But this is an all-volunteer effort and has no budget to speak of. We are not in a position to offer fees or royalties at this time.

Because the magazine will have a very visual-centric focus, images and infographics are particularly desired. We will be requesting the right to use the images for promotional purposes worldwide, in perpetuity, which will allow us to post articles on social network sites and not have to limit their audience or remove them.

Please share this announcement with anyone who might have an interest. We’re hoping to show kids that we all have a lot to learn about ourselves and our history in relation to the water that unites us. We’re all, truly, in the same boat, and it’s only by working together that we can move forward towards a just, equitable and sustainable world.

The National Maritime Historical Society is a 501(c)3 educational organization that has served the maritime heritage community since 1963.

Thank you,

Nick Raposo

Director of Special Projects


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