Posted by: Doc Bruce | December 6, 2008
Canterbury 6th Grade Class at Sanibel Sea School
One of the many activites the 6th grade class took on during a day at the Sanibel Sea School was to take time to write based on their experience with the ocean.
In addition to writing, the students quantified mollusk shells deposited on the beach and tried to the powers of estimation and extrapolation to arrive at the total number of shells on that stretch of beach on the east send of the island.
We also observed many species of fish captured (and released) in seine nets. Snorkeling was also on order so that we could really get into the ocean.
In addition to the shore-based activites, we went offshore in the Sea School boat and studied planktonic communities. And what December field trip to study plankton would be complete without an offshore swim? For a period of time, we abandoned ship and drifted along with all our plankton friends.
Not a bad way to spend a day learning math, science and writing.
Come Explore the Ocean.