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Elementary School Outreach Activities

The last two years, we developed a broader activities program with James Congdon School in New Bedford to promote STEM education to three classes of 5th grade students. Our program included a visit at one of their schools and an in-person visit in our lab at WHOI.

During our visit to the school, we talked about

  • the life cycle of albatrosses,
  • the marine food web,
  • the adaptations of seabirds to the marine environment,
  • the incidental capture of seabirds by long-lines fisheries, and
  • how scientists work with fisheries managers to protect them.

We alternated formal lessons and videos, and organized two fun activities.

See the pages below for more information about our activities.