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Nahant Education Foundation Blog

Learn more about the inaugural year of our marine science program with Northeastern University Marine Science Center in Nahant. 

Field Studies: Grade 5

Mary Jo Mitchell

On their trip to Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Johnson Elementary School fifth graders focused on an abiotic vs. biotic theme, while learning about the rocky shore. Students explored the rocky shore, documenting physical characteristics of tidepools as well as living organisms, and then compared the results to their predictions. Students discussed how physical factors influence life on the rocky shore, and then got to meet and learn about additional rocky shore organisms in the touch tanks, before ending their trip with a historical walking tour of East Point. 

The beautiful photos were taken by Renie Hamernick. Thank you to the Nahant Council on Aging for providing transportation. The 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.