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    Boston Leadership Institute: Marine Biology (1 Week)

    Boston Leadership Institute: Marine Biology (1 Week)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • 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
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • 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.

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    • "The teacher was really nice and took the time to explain things to us when we didn't understand and was very patient. I loved going on field trips and actually getting to do the things we learned during the lecture. I like how hands-on this class was."

      - Student Comment - July 26, 2019
    • "The program was very informative. It was a nice balance of powerpoints/taking notes, thought-inducing challenges, projects and field trips. I especially liked the marine habitats project and the open-tank where we could all see the organisms in the tank from up close."

      - Student Comment - July 19, 2019
    • "I really liked this program and the teacher. I liked how interactive this program was and how we would learn about something in class one day and then get to see it for ourselves the next day. I liked how enthusiastic and dedicated Steve was to this class and how he took the time to explain each topic while making the learning process and experience very enjoyable."

      - Student Comment - July 12, 2019
    • "Our program was Marine Biology and we went on two fun field trips this week and I learned a lot in the classroom too. Mr. Smith was a really cool teacher too."

      - Student Comment - July 20, 2018
    • "Mr. Smith is a great teacher, he's really kind and funny. He makes learning really fun and understandable. I have learned so much about Marine Biology. Great program."

      - Student Comment - July 13, 2018
    • "I liked the material we covered. The field work was informative and interesting. The teacher is fun."

      - Student Comment - July 13, 2018
    • 'I really enjoyed going and collecting data at Nahant and the salt marsh. It was really cool to go into the 'field' and actually collect data. In class, we did small activities such as taking the organisms out of the tank, algae pressing and slide shows.'

      - Student Comment - July 28, 2017
    • 'The program was fast paced and enjoyable..I enjoyed checking the tank, and learning about what being a marine biologist entails. All good things.'

      - Student Comment - July 28, 2017
    • 'The teachers were very informative and kind. Marine biology was so fun and the field trips were amazing. We got to learn how to manage the aquarium and test the quality of the water on field trips. There are so many interesting aquatic life to observe. I liked how we got to touch some of the creatures. Steve was not boring and he taught us a lot about aquatic life.'

      - Student Comment - July 22, 2016
    • 'The program was great and I learned a lot about animals, plants and got an insight to a career in marine biology. Steve was super awesome as a teacher and made everything interesting and made it so I really wanted to pay attention.'

      - Student Comment - July 22, 2016