On May 1, the Marine Science class renewed their study of extreme weather, climate change, and coastal resilience. They took part in a cruise on the Maritime Aquarium's research vessel, Spirit of the Sound. The educators who visited our classroom last month conducted lessons on weather measurements, climate change, plankton's value to the environment, and the value of shellfish (they help control erosion of the sea bottom!). The students also created a large map of all the properties along the coast, showing what structures exist, and what type of coastal protection is employed by each property.
Next week, the educators visit for their third and final lesson, in which we will see their map, digitized and superimposed on a storm surge map of the area. This map will be used in the activities planned for that day.