Our first group of young scientists is exploring coral reef habitats in the water off the Florida Keys! Our annual Coral Reef Conservation Expedition allows students to conduct research and share data with working scientists in a beautiful natural environment.
In the past, our students have traveled to the Bimini region of the Bahamas to do this work, but logistical issues required our team to travel to the Keys this summer. As in the past, City Day's students and teachers are using a Shedd Aquarium research vessel for the expedition. Our students are exploring the same types of habitats, completing the same activities and labs, and conducting the same types of research we normally do in Bimini.
After this first group returns home, a second group will head out to the Keys. We can't wait to hear about our students' experiences!