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Marine Field Research students explore virtually

Outplanting nursery-reared corals on local coral reefs and visiting the hurricane wave simulator at the University of Miami are just two of the virtual experiences the upper school students in RE's Marine Field Research course enjoyed in April.
Although field work has been put on hold, students in the new course continue to connect with cutting-edge research from virtual guest lecturers. In mid-April they met with Nik Varley, an intern at Coral Restoration Foundation. Varley spoke to the students about CRF's work growing critically endangered corals in offshore nurseries and outplanting fragments onto reefs in the Florida Keys to help restore our declining barrier reef system. 

The students also connected virtually with Dr. Cedric Guigand, a senior research associate at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Guigand spoke to Marine Field Research students about his work at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. SUSTAIN Laboratory, sharing insight into hurricanes, air-sea interaction, and more. The highlight was a virtual field trip inside the wave tank, which is capable of producing winds equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

The Marine Field Research course is taught by Drs. Kristine Stump, Kelly Jackson and Brooke Gintert.
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.