Marine Science Students Explore Calf Pasture Beach
John Higgins, Upper School Science Teacher
Friday, Oct. 8, was an absolutely beautiful day for the marine science field trip to Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. The students were thrilled as this was the first field trip since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students explored the marine ecosystems we studied in class — salt marsh, mudflats, sandy shores, and open ocean. They showed no fear as they donned their waders and trudged out with nets to collect specimens. Assorted juvenile fish species, Asian shore crabs, glass shrimp, and common snails now inhabit our tanks in room 423, with the care and maintenance for these tanks now part of the students’ regular Tank Tasks assignments. This was a terrific opportunity for real-world, hands-on fieldwork, as well as a great way for the class to bond!
To see photos from the students’ day at Calf Pasture Beach, click here, and watch the video below.
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