Today the students completed their habitat studies and began planning for their field studies. The morning excursions were geared toward the field studies.
In the early afternoon, the students had a chance to give back a little to this community which has provided such an amazing opportunity for us for such a long time. They walked from our hotel down the road about two miles to the Long Key State park. While there they walked in groups along the beach or the nature trail and picked up all of the trash they could find.
In the evening after supper, everyone from the trip gathered for a group photo wearing our matching shirts. (Find them Here) During this time Cindy Cooper was also recognized for her years of help with this trip. Cindy will be retiring this year from her position as IB art teacher for Goshen High School. Cindy has been helping with the Marine Biology trip since her first year teaching at Goshen High School. She has helped in many capacities, but most recently had the vision to include art students as part of this trip and helped bring this idea to reality. Through the years Cindy has developed a true passion for this program and a love for the marine environment. Thanks Cindy for dedicating so many years to our students’ education.