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Yes- Missouri kids studying marine biology in the Bahamas...

Images were taken from the Andros Island sailing field study, April 2009. Field study is part of the marine biology program in the Saint Joseph School District. Students meet for class on Monday nights throughout the school year.

The field study is conducted from three 45' sailboats along the Andros Island bank/barrier reef. This reef, often said to the the world's third longest continuous reef, remains fairly healthy today. This is due to the fact that the Andros reef hugs the east coast of a one hundred mile long island that is very lightly populated.

Last count indicates a total population of around 8,000 all living in small villages along the eastern coast. This adds a very remote nature to the trip.

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Comment by Sean Nash on November 21, 2009 at 6:53pm
No... not during summer. We travel during the second week in April. We tried college credit a couple of times. Really, the kids weren't so interested. For one, they pay a considerable amount throughout the course of the trip. For another... I only wish there was an AP Marine Biology course. Wait- on second thought... no I don't. Not really. That would severely tighten down our curriculum and limit our innovation year to year.

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Comment by Christopher Johnston on November 20, 2009 at 10:13pm
Is this field study done during a summer break? Do they get any kind of college or AP credit for completing it?


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