One of our school's longstanding partnerships is with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
During their week-long interdisciplinary study on Cape Cod last month, our seventh graders investigated marine conservation and sustainability issues through sessions led by WHOI scientists.
Dr. Heather Benway, research specialist in marine chemistry and geochemistry, guided the boys in hands-on, site-specific investigations into the physical properties of the ocean. The boys explored the various mechanisms by which water separates into different layered habitats, the impact that ocean acidification has on marine life, and troubles animals face from non-degradable plastics.
What a fantastic opportunity for our boys to learn about the ocean by exploring its properties first-hand under the guidance of experts in the field!