Turtle Hospital and Marine Studies

Earlier this week we visited the turtle hospital to learn about how sea turtles are rescued, medically aided, and rehabilitated for return to the ocean.  Very inspirational and encouraging! Marine biology students have also been working on a couple of projects throughout the week–a habitat study and an independent project of their choice.

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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Marine biology students along with the adult chaperones and kids enjoyed a day of snorkeling at John Pennekamp State Park.  This was  followed by a meal out at the Island Grill.  Lots of fun was had by all!

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Coral Reef Restoration Project

Returning marine biology students along with many science instructors and adult chaperones received the opportunity to learn about the Coral Reef Restoration Project taking place in Key Largo.  A former Goshen High School graduate, Alex Neufeld, lead our group in learning about coral restoration and took us out into open water to look at the coral nursery.

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Daily Life at Lime Tree Bay

Many of the students take time to relax and enjoy themselves in the evenings.

We also get to see a lot of amazing sunsets…these were after a day of storms.

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