During Spring Break, 17 MBS Upper School students and three faculty chaperones enjoyed an unforgettable trip to The Island School in the Bahamas, where they learned about ecology, sustainability, marine biology and more through a series of hands-on, experiential learning adventures.
On the island of Eleuthera, the students snorkeled, explored caves, learned about coral reef ecology, dissected a lionfish, and dove for conch. They found a reef octopus and a moray eel under the dock at night, learned how ooids are formed, and waded and floated through the mangroves. The students also enjoyed sampling Bahamian cuisine at Sheryl’s, jumping from “High Rock,” and exploring the island from the water, on foot, and by bike.
The students who participated in the trip included: Molly Baker '25, Eric Bergelson '25, Sam Bodack ’24, Peter Cross ’24, Jack Cueto ’24, Alexandra Dorrego '23, Riley Engman '24, Charlie Gibbs '23, Katherine Norweg '23, Ian Patchett ’24, Shira Radin '24, Keira Redmond ’24, Lindsay Rosenthal '23, Kate Simon ’24, Marissa Spiteri ’24, Aayan Savera '24, and Jonah Tinkelman ’24.
The trip was led by MBS faculty members Brad Turner, Scott McCormick, and Andrea Silvestri.