As students embark in their last few weeks here, it gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on the many unique learning experiences the students have shared. Throughout the past few weeks, students have participated in three classes, Marine Ecology, Tourism and Development and Sustainable Systems. Each of these classes challenges students to think about their relationship with place, to formulate questions and to develop solutions. Students spend one week immersed in each class.
Marine Ecology is focused on three core concepts—ecology, biological systems and natural history writing. Each morning, students gather in the classroom to study and discuss diverse ecosystems in the Bahamas. In the afternoon, marine ecology travels to a field location where they further discuss and explore the ecosystem studied that morning. During this time, they also practice observation, inference and communication skills.
Tourism and Development:
In this class, students study the economic and political history of the Bahamas. The course encourages them to think about their own relationship to place and how perceptions of the Bahamas have been constructed.
There is a lot to explore in the ocean and around the island, but there are also a
lot of great efforts happening right on our campus! In the sustainable systems
class, students learn about sustainable systems such as permaculture,
aquaculture, composting and solar energy. Throughout the week, students also
design and present projects that could be implemented in their own communities
to make them more sustainable.
During their time here, the students have participated in many unique learning experiences, and there is a lot to reflect on. But luckily there's still more time and plenty more to learn! We are very excited for the parents to join us next week and share in these many wonderful experiences with the students!