Northeastern University Marine Science Center led Nahant's third graders to Doggy Beach, where they to took a closer look at beach sand and what lives inside. Students practiced their observation skills while viewing and drawing sand under the microscope. They then documented the vegetation and soil characteristics at three spots throughout the dunes, noting how the plants and soil change from beach-like to forest-like as they moved away from the shore.
The beautiful photos were provided by Sarah Mellen and Terry Clark. Thank you to the Nahant Council on Aging for providing transportation. This marine science program, engaging children from Preschool through Grade 6 in both classroom-and field-based learning experiences, is made possible by a grant from the Nahant Education Foundation.