Cape Cod Trip for Seventh Graders
Posted on October 24, 2011
Seventh graders and several of their teachers recently returned from a week-long learning adventure on Cape Cod, an annual out-of-classroom learning tradition at Saint David's. This year was particularly special as the boys were treated to a program at the Cape Cod Sea Camps led by two scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Heather Benway presented on ocean acidification and Dr. Dave Gallo, an oceanographer, led a session on volcanic and life-form activities that occur on the floor of the ocean. The boys tested the concepts discussed in a variety of hands-on activities. The week on the Cape also included a Marine Life cruise of the harbor, during which the boys learned about marine life by observing and handling a variety of specimans, the Great Island Hike (the longest tradition of the annual trip), the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary walk, sports sessions, journaling, drawing lessons, and a square dance with Sixth Grade girls from Chapin.
See Headmaster's Blog entry on Cape Cod trip.