First Wave incorporates field studies, lab experiments, games, and hands-on activities focused on both marine ecology and environmental awareness.
The class is taught by 2 instructors and utilizes a 15-passenger van, which allows the class to become completely mobile.
Each First Wave week will have it’s own unique theme. Students will learn core concepts about the marine environment and do hands-on activities related to the theme of each class. Field trips and activities may include outings to Duxbury Beach, the saltmarsh, Gurnet Lighthouse, or on one of DBMS’s skiffs to pull a lobster trap!
– Harbor Explorers… “Learn all about Duxbury Bay and the critters who call it home!”
– Hidden Creatures of the Bay… “Find out who’s hiding under the mud, rocks, and murky water!”
– Marine Scientist in Training… “Calling all future scientists! Learn the essentials of exploring the ocean habitat!”
– Saltmarsh Adventures… “Splash around in the tide pools, wind through saltmarsh grass mazes, and make your own food chain!”