This program is closed.
Ages 13-22: Perkins Marine weekend empowers students by exposing them to activities designed and instructed by practicing scientists.
Students will meet at Perkins before traveling to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to learn about current trends and practices in marine sciences. Dr. Amy Bower is a visually impaired scientist at WHOI who will help develop programming for the Outreach students and, schedules permitting, be part of the instructional team.
Students are able to participate in several exciting activities such as exploring old research vessels, touching and learning about various sea creatures, handling fossils of various marine mammals, taking a boat trip, conducting experiments, and more! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.
By the end of this program students will:
- Gain exposure to Marine Sciences
- Meet practicing scientists and gain familiarity with terminology and used in the field
- Learn about adaptations used by practicing scientists in the field who are visually impaired
- Make new social connections through activities with peers with vision loss