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marine biology: shark week

One-Week Pre-High School Program

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We’re DIVING into the exciting stuff!

Shark Week will explore not only sharks, but ALL monsters of the deep. You might build scale models to get a grasp on the true size of these aquatic predators, examine real shark teeth up close, plot shark sightings against seal populations, and so much more. 

What’s the beauty of a program like this? We’re not just going to talk about these sea creatures – we plan to bring real ones into the classroom. Prepare for a dogfish shark dissection, squid dissection, and a chance to hang out with any small reptiles and amphibians we can get our hands on.

As seen on the right, last year students reenacted a shark attack to learn which types of sharks are dangerous! 

This is a one-week program for rising 6th-rising 9th graders. Day and residential options are available for this program.


July 8-12, 2024 | Olin/Wellesley, MA 


Instructor: Marco Pedulli

Dr. Pedulli earned his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Massachusetts. He currently teaches marine biology at the South Shore Charter School. Previously, he was a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.

Student Comments from Summer 2023

‘I really enjoyed this program and I learned a lot from the slideshow, dissection and presentation. Our teacher played a very big part of it and is very educated and kind to his students 100/10 would recommend!

‘I really enjoyed the program a lot. Our teacher was very engaging and taught me so much. The dissection was very interesting and I also really enjoyed the presentations he showed us and I was able to take so many notes. I would definitely recommend this course.’

‘We learnt a lot about sharks and marine animals. The experience of dissecting a dogfish is really unforgettable. Our teacher, Dr. Marco was really nice and patient to us.’

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