The 2012 Bahamas program is underway! 21 students arrived on campus on Monday afternoon for four weeks of learning and fun.
Monday afternoon we started off in the pool getting everyone familiar with their snorkel gear, learning water safety and how to dive under the water to get close to the cool stuff on the bottom. Students figured out what they wanted to know about San Salvador and the Bahamas and spent time looking up information to answer their own questions.
On Tuesday, we focused on learning sampling techniques—directed observations, how to use the GPS units, and how to sample a habitat using transects. We finished up on Tuesday night with a luggage weigh-in and preparation for the travel day on Wednesday.
We invite you to follow our journey as we go—students will be writing the posts as soon as we get to San Sal. Next post from Nassau, the Bahamas!