2017 Summer Course:
Bermuda Marine and Island Ecology
June 15–16, 2017 Study at Bancroft School
June 19–25, 2017 Study in Bermuda
June 29, 2017 Final class at Bancroft
Application and Deposit due by December 12, 2016. See below.
Instructor: Amy Pearson
This field course is designed to explore and study the marine and coastal ecology of Bermuda. Instructor Amy Pearson, a Bancroft School science teacher who has led the Bermuda trip for many years, will accompany students as they snorkel and study at a different field site each day.
We will learn about what is there and why each site is different, in both its physical surroundings and the life found there. We will visit limestone caves and the Bermuda Aquarium and Natural History Museum. We will hear from different scientists on the Island, and do a service project tied to native plant restoration. Participants should be strong swimmers, in very good physical condition, and eager to explore the world’s northernmost coral reef.
We will stay at the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences (BIOS), in St. George's. BIOS has comfortable dormitories and delicious food, as well as labs, a library, a computer center, and more.
- June 15-16: First Classes at Bancroft
- June 19-25: Field Study in Bermuda
- June 29: Last Class at Bancroft
Bancroft students earn 0.5 Upper School science credits for successful completion of the course.
Participants must be at least 14 yrs. 9 mos. of age.
The course is open to students from any school, but recommendations may be required.
Space is limited to 10 students maximum.
Participants must bring a valid passport.
A completed application and deposit must be submitted for consideration by December 12, 2016. (Those not accepted will get their deposit back.)
Upon acceptance into the course, deposit is non-refundable.
- $3,350 — Includes all travel, room and board, books, admissions, ground transport, and credit. Students are responsible for one lunch.
- $800 Deposit due by December 12, 2016.
Please make deposit check payable to Bancroft School. You may deliver your check to Mrs. Pearson in the Upper School, drop it off at the main Bancroft School office, or mail it to Bancroft School, Attn: Amy Pearson, 110 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 01605.