Boston Leadership Institute: Marine Biology (1 Week)

    Boston Leadership Institute: Marine Biology (1 Week)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, Biology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Call: (781) 431-2514
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    This action packed one week marine biology precollege program will provide students with foundational knowledge of the biology and ecology of marine ecosystems, with a specific focus on the methods that scientists use to study marine habitats.

    The program will include several field trips that will vary based on the tides and ocean conditions. Possible field trips include: Boston Harbor Islands, Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Whale Watch, Salt Marsh study, Sandy Beach study, and New England Aquarium behind the scenes tour. Students will illustrate the knowledge they’ve gained via a project completed throughout the week and presented at the end of the session.

    Students conducted research on the shores of the Boston Harbor Islands. One day, for example, students measured the impact of ocean temperature and ocean acidity on the growth of seaweed and marine animals. They ventured out to survey the rocky shore of Georges Island, and documented the invasive species fouling the dock pilings. Students were fascinated by the squishy tunicates, especially when they learned how closely related we are to these simple blob-like animals.

    This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in oceanography & animal science.

    Cost and Session Information

    Session 1: July 12-16*
    Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA

    Session 2: July 19-23
    Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA

    *Accepting day students only.  Waitlist available for residential applicants. 

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