Today we went on a trip to Sandy Hook to learn about marine science. Our trip included a tour of the Howard Marine Sciences Lab, a stop at the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (including a visit with the Diamondback Terrapins), and time at North Beach. At North Beach, we learned about marine life, collected shells, and completed a beach profile. At the end of the day, we went seining at the marsh and identified all of the organisms we caught.
After dinner we went to the Cook Campus Center and prepared our science posters for Friday morning’s poster session. We worked in teams of four with other youth interested in the same topic from the week (such as genomics, microbiology, marine science, anthropology). We spent over three hours on our posters – including what we did in that particular area this week, what we learned about the topic, and how we can use that information in our future.