Thursday, October 20, 2011

New England Aquarium's Women in Science program - Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

We were fortunate again to be selected to participated in this years New England Aquarium's "Women in Science" middle school program.  Assistant principal Beth Beaulieu, parent Deb Gilburg, and myself escorted 9 girls into Boston for the day-long program.  The girls worked cooperatively on a problem while they ate breakfast.  After an explanation of the day, we headed into the aquarium with a leader and visited 4 different areas.  These included the Fur seal demonstration, the touch tank, the Penguin exhibit, and the veterinarian center.  At each place, the girls were tasked with observing and recording various things.  They used various pieces of equipment to help them. 
Upon completion of this, we gathered together to discuss our findings and to reflect on what we did.  After lunch, we returned to the aquarium where we had free time to explore exhibits of our choice.

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