A few short weeks ago—St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada, was home for our Middle School students. We were on the field trip of a lifetime…spending the week at Huntsman Marine Centre working beside and learning from professional marine biologists. While this is a scientific excursion, it too represents a multitude of growth and new experiences.
For many of our students, this was the first opportunity to travel without a parent, relative or close adult friend. This was their first experience managing their belongings, food choices, shower schedules and time. While there was a definite structure to the day, students made many decisions throughout and learned from natural and logical consequences. For example, the children had the opportunity to gather marine life specimens from the sea floor exposed by the low tide in the Bay of Fundy. Marine biologists used this... [ Continue Reading ]