The Grade 11 Biology Trip

Our Grade 11 Biology students spent last week at the Huntsman Marine Science Center in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Located at the mouth of Fundy Bay, the research center has the unique opportunity to study incredibly diverse ecosystems that thrive among the highest and most powerful tides in the world. Here, our young biologists explored the diversity of marine life on the beach and deep ocean floor, investigated the characteristics and behaviours of various aquatic life forms, and presented their findings to their peers, teachers, and Hunstman staff. Students learned first-hand that sea stars can hold more than 3 times their body weight, rock crabs are surprisingly adept at escaping lab benches, when digging for beach worms keep a keen eye out for poop piles, and skates really enjoy belly rubs, just to name a few. We hope that all students left with a greater awareness of the diversity in our Canadian waters, a sense of stewardship towards the environment, and a lasting curiosity for the sciences.