Seventh graders accompanied by their brave teachers departed on-time this morning for a week's excursion on the Cape. It is a crystal clear day here on 89th Street with temperatures hovering in the low 60s--a great day to travel! One could almost get the feeling that the boys were heading off to Bermuda or the Keys, if you only looked at GM's colorful board shorts, and not Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the fall! but they'll have a blast and learn something too!
The week is packed with a whale watching expedition, a hike of Great Island, a bike trip through Province Lands, square dancing with the girls of Chapin, Clam Bakes, and drawing classes, s'mores, ghost stories, journal writing, lectures on marine wildlife, mapping, science experiments, sports, and nature focused math problems.
The boys will also meet with a research scientist and learn about her work investigating ocean acidification--and then they'll be home.