One-Week Summer Science Program
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This one week course will provide students with foundational knowledge of the biology and ecology of marine ecosystems, with a specific focus on the methods that scientists use to study marine habitats. Possible field trips include: Boston Harbor Islands, Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Whale Watch, Salt Marsh study, Sandy Beach study, and New England Aquarium behind the scenes tour. Students will illustrate the knowledge they’ve gained via a project completed throughout the week and present it at the end of the session.
One day, for example, students measured the impact of ocean temperature and ocean acidity on the growth of seaweed and marine animals. They ventured out to survey the rocky shore of Georges Island, and documented the invasive species fouling the dock pilings. Students were fascinated by the squishy tunicates, especially when they learned how closely related we are to these simple blob-like animals.
This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in oceanography & animal science.
Are you a rising 8th-10th grader looking for more Marine Biology? Check out our one week Saltwater course, here
Elise Begin (Session 1)
Elise is a PhD student interested in the impacts of ocean acidification on marine community dynamics. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts and Biology from Colby College.
Amelia May (Session 2)
Amelia currently teaches marine biology and chemistry at Newton North high school. She earned her Masters’ of Science in Biology and Marine Biology from Boston University. She worked as a scientific researcher for the National Park developing surveys and recovery methods of the stony coral tissue loss disease outbreak of southern Florida.
‘He allowed room for exploration and even encourage discovery through experience. Steve was very patient and interesting to work with. 10/10.’
‘The program was fast paced and enjoyable… I enjoyed checking the tank, and learning about what being a marine biologist entails. All good things.’
‘One thing I liked about this program was that we were able to go on field trips to better understand the topic. I found it fun, interesting, and I learned a lot from them. Also, having an aquarium made it so much more easier to look at creatures but also interesting. I absolutely love marine science and I thought this program helped a lot.’
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