in the Classroom, participating classrooms, 2004-2005 academic
Aquaculture Technician Training Program: An MIT Sea Grant
College Program collaboration with Odyssey High
at South Boston
Odyssey High School was created in 2002 when South Boston
High was divided up into three small learning communities.
This restructuring allows each school within the building
to have its own focus. Odysseys focus is on environmental
science. Aquaculture has been integrated into the 10th
grade biology course as a hands-on subject area in which
about species, evolution, cellular development, water quality,
cycles and anatomy.
To see more on the Odyssey School, please visit their school
web site: http://www.odysseyhighschool.net/
out a presentation created by Odyssey School students about
Agricultural High School
Essex Ag specializes in plant, animal and environmental science.
The Environmental Science Program is a three-year major that
runs from the sophomore year to the senior year. It is designed
for those who plan to pursue their studies beyond high school.
The sophomore concentration focuses on inland waters and
wetlands. The junior year focuses on Marine Sciences. Seniors
prepare for the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental
Science Exam. Expeditionary Learning is an integral part
of the program. Expeditions are designed around specific
topics or themes related to the curriculum and are used to
amplify classroom instruction. Along
with the expeditions, students are engaged in hands-on
projects to gain skills used in the fields of environmental
Fish Barn on campus is home to the Environmental Science
department aquatic projects. These projects
bellied turtles (sophomore), winter flounder (junior)
and large mouth bass (senior). MIT Sea Grant has
the junior and senior projects by developing recirculating
systems, providing fish, and giving ongoing support
to teachers and students.
out more about their program, visit: http://www.agtech.org/
Swampscott Middle School
Swampscott Middle School’s 7th grade students have
been raising salmon and tide pool creatures for years.
In 2003, they expanded their program to work with MIT
Using a recirculating system in their aquatic area,
students reared winter flounder and studied substrates and
of the fish.
D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
The John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that includes
a challenging math and science program. The O’Bryant
community enables the diverse student body to acquire
the skills, knowledge, and work ethic that provide
for students to become lifelong learners and responsible
citizens in a changing society.
MIT Sea Grant is involved with the biology class
by assisting in tank set up and research with
out more about their program, visit: http://www.obryant.us/
We are currently
considering holding workshops for teachers interested teachers
in using this curriculum in their classrooms.
For more information please contact Brandy M.M. Wilbur, Aquaculture Specialist,
at (978)283-6275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.