Numbers listed in parentheses indicate ages for each class; letters indicate the session(s) and weeks.
COASTAL RESILIENCE (14-16) A1-2, June 29 – July 10
Climate change and rising sea levels will have big impacts on coastal communities, including Woods Hole. This course examines those impacts and explains the concept of resilience. Students will inventory resources at risk, perform experiments aimed at understanding the meaning of sustainable recovery, and examine the types of actions being taken to minimize and adapt to the consequences of coastal flooding and other storm effects.
Note: The course involves extended field trips and ends at 4:00pm each day
MONITORING CAPE COD WATERS (14-16) AB3-4, July 13 – July 24
Water is an essential and precious resource on the Cape, but relatively little attention is paid to rivers and freshwater sources. In this course, we will investigate the biology and chemistry of Cape waters, tracing the pathways from the bogs and rivers out into the marine environment. Students will learn how these waters are monitored and studied, and they will have the opportunity to participate in research projects using modern techniques. Note: The course involves extended field trips and ends at 4:00pm each day
MICROBIAL LIFE (14-16) B5-6, July 27 – August 6
Microbes profoundly impact our external environment as well as our personal biome. Learn about the strange and fascinating world of bacteria, protists and fungi through microscopic observation and experimentation both in the classroom and in various Woods Hole ecosystems. Note: The course involves extended field trips and ends at 4:00pm each day.