Explore science at the New England Aquarium! Join researchers and educators as we investigate the world around us in a bid to better understand and protect our blue planet.
Marine Biologist in Training (MBIT) courses are challenging opportunities for students in grades 7 to 11 to learn about marine science and build skills for problem solving, scientific study, leadership, and population and resource management. Students might find themselves studying fish in a lab, taking water quality samples from a research boat, or contributing to ongoing research projects. Combining classroom time with hands-on experience, this program creates a unique learning opportunity with the New England Aquarium as a resource.
- MBIT: Animal Conservation
- Fisheries science
- Turtle rehabilitation
- Right whale populations
- Community-based solutions
- MBIT: Your Local Ocean
- Study local habitats during coastal field trips
- Analyze animal behavior on a whale watch
- Study local invertebrates in the lab
- Use models to study the ocean floor
- Learn about ongoing research in Boston Harbor
- MBIT: Field Work
- Contribute to citizen science projects
- Travel to and study a new habitat for each class
- Gain familiarity with actual field biology methods
- Work with classmates to plan and conduct field research
- Practice using common scientific tools
- MBIT: Scientist
- Scientific methods and research study design
- Visit Aquarium research labs and meet with professional scientists
- Practice project management
- Build leadership and teamwork skills
- Gain confidence with public speaking as you communicate your research to an audience
Students might find themselves studying fish in a lab, taking water quality smaples from a research boat, or contributing to ongoing research projects.
Field Work classes meet from 9am to 4pm, all other classes meet from 10am to 4pm.
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