The Bimini High School Project
The Bimini High School Project, formerly funded by the Office of Naval Research from 1992 to1997, and then the Florida Department of Education from1998-2001, and presently by the Hoover Foundation and the Rosenberger Foundation, in conjuction with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Miami, provides Dade County high school students the opportunity to join our shark research project at the Bimini Biological Field Station in Bimini, Bahamas. The project involves several weekend trips during which students are flown, three at a time, to Bimini. The aim of this project is to provide a unique, educational experience for students who are interested in marine science and wish to participate in a "hands-on" experience in marine field studies.
Teaching the students about
juvenile Lemon sharks
Approximately 25 students in their junior or senior year of high school are selected by their teachers to join a 4-day research field trip to the Bimini Biological Field Station. The trips usually begin on a Thursday and return to Miami on the following Sunday. Travel insurance is provided during their stay at the station. Trips may occur once or twice each month.
Bimini tide pools
Students participate in all aspects of research life at the field station. These include: tracking sharks in the lagoon, collecting and charting data, preparing equipment, maintaining the boats and house and helping with meals. The students are required to keep a journal and make daily entries of their activities and thoughts. They must submit their journals at the end of their trip. Contact Dr. Samuel H. Gruber to get your school involved.
Doc and students departing from Bimini
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