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UNDER THE SEA

One-Week Summer Day Program for Pre-High School Students

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Dive into the terrifying, enchanting, mysterious world under the sea! In this program, we will explore a variety of topics related to all things under the sea. This program is perfect for students with an interest in marine biology as well as oceanography, eco-tourism, and marine conservation. 

Students will explore underwater topography and tectonic plates to provide insight into how natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes occur. They will also explore how waves can form into riptides, rogue waves, and water spouts, causing dangerous conditions for swimmers and boats. 

Another unit will focus on predators of the sea such as sharks, killer whales, and even the mythical Kraken- which may have been a giant octopus. We will model these sometimes gigantic creatures and look at their special gifts. 

Then it’s into the abyss. Students will create simulations of what life is like as they plunge even deeper into the depths of the sea. What animals and plant life are found at different levels? We will also turn to the technology that opens up a window to underwater worlds, looking at the evolution and technology behind scuba gear and submarines.  

Next up is eco-tourism! The under-the-sea world is a big business and provides locales with financial incentives to protect and preserve their natural resources. Students will survey locations and design an ecotour and travel brochure for activities such as visiting and helping to save the sea turtles of South Carolina, exploring the jaw-dropping characteristics of the dead sea, or visiting an underwater museum in Egypt.

Finally, help protect our oceans. Learn about current breakthroughs to grow coral reefs, eliminate plastics in the ocean, reduce pressures on fish populations by building commercial fisheries, and design sewage solutions. Students will take pointers from the restoration of Boston Harbor and join forces to maintain their own intervention effort.

Olivia Slyne

Olivia is a teacher at the prestigious Dexter Southfield School. She earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry before earning her Master’s in Cybersecurity from Boston University. Among many science courses, she co-teaches the Harvard MedScience program at Dexter Southfield.

DIVE INTO THE WORLD UNDER THE SEA!

Explore disasters at sea, knowledge of underwater structures, topography and tectonic plates will provide insight into how horrific tsunamis form, producing 30 foot high waves that have wiped our entire nations.
Another unit will focus on Predators of the Sea: sharks, killer whales, and even the mythical Kraken- which may have been a giant octopus. We will model these sometimes gigantic creatures and look at their special gifts.
Then its into the abyss. Students will create simulations of what life is like as they plunge even deeper into the depths of the sea.
We turn also to the technology that opens up a window to underwater worlds looking at the evolution and technology behind scuba gear and submarines.
Next up is eco tourism! The under- the -sea world is big business and provides locales with financial incentive to protect and preserve their natural resources.
Finally, help protect our oceans. Learn about current breakthroughs- and class on your own intervention- to grow coral reefs, eliminate plastics in the ocean, reduce pressures on fish populations by building a commercial fisheries, design sewage solutions, etc.

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