Students Learn about Ecology and Marine Biology at The Island School

Students Learn about Ecology and Marine Biology at The Island School

During Spring Break, 24 MBS Upper School students and four 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 went snorkeling and SCUBA diving, explored caves, learned about coral reef ecology, dissected a lionfish, and dove for conch. They found sea creatures 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: Gianna Azevedo ‘25, Mia Azevedo ‘25, Gabriella Biamonte ‘25, Kaitlin Brown ‘24, Jessica Byrne ‘25, Alexander Carr ‘27, Genesis Casselle ‘27, Ava DiPasquale ‘25, Mackenzie Dougherty ‘24, Brooke Fesq ’25, Vikrant Hajarnavis ‘24, Julie Jasaitis ‘25, Rebecca Lenner ‘25, Gwyneth Lischer ‘27, Evangeline Lisk ‘25, Ashley Parker ’26, Daniel Raimer ‘26, Tyler Rosenbaum ‘27, Danica Rosenbloom ‘24, Mia Rubin ‘26, Logan Turner ’26, Isabella Villanova ‘24, Ava Wise ‘27, and Owen Zakhary ’27.

The trip was led by MBS faculty members Brad Turner, Dr. Chris Payette, Dr. Sara Chuang, and Rose Costanzo.


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