Signature Programs

Marine Science Programs

Biscayne Bay is in Ransom Everglades' backyard, serving as an outdoor classroom and source of daily challenges and wonder. RE’s Marine Field Research and ninth-grade Bay Studies students explore the bay on research vessels or in canoes, kayaks and sailboats. Members of the Young REsearchers Program and biology students collect water samples and study the components with a laser, working together to understand the problems facing the bay. 

Many RE students obtain their SCUBA certification, allowing them to conduct underwater research. Students’ marine-related work in recent years has been recognized with awards at major scientific conferences, and several students have authored peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Ransom Everglades views the bay not only as a resource for its students, but also a responsibility. As the bay has served to educate generations of students at Ransom Everglades, the school works to ensure that it is prioritized and protected. The various elements of our marine science program are focused on that objective.

Recent News

Dr. Kristine Stump on RE’s Marine Field Research class

“We want to teach the full scientific process … This course is so far outside the boundary of a traditional high school science class. This course has components that we all have taught at the college and graduate level. It’s pretty advanced. We love what we are doing every day.”
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.