Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Heather Benway presented comprehensive research that she and her colleagues have been working on regarding ocean acidification caused by the water's absorption of carbon dioxide. She engaged the boys in several related hands-on activities in which they tested ph levels after exposing water to carbon dioxide. According to their teachers, the boys were enthralled and spellbound by the presentation and related activities. Dr. Dave Gallo, an oceanographer, then led a session on volcanic and life-form activities that occur on the floor of the Earth's oceans.
2 and its impact on the world's oceans is one of the many important issues these boys will confront in their futures.