Marine Field Research class collects fossils on the Peace River
Ransom Everglades' upper school Marine Field Research class took a marine geology field trip to the Peace River in Ft. Myers, Fla., on Jan. 24, where students waded into the water to search for ~3 million-year-old Pliocene fossils. The class uncovered ancient bull shark teeth, tiger shark teeth, gray shark teeth, snaggletooth shark teeth, mako shark teeth, turtle shell pieces, and other artifacts from when Florida was underwater.
The students, who departed campus at 5:30 a.m. and returned at 9 p.m. with STEM Department faculty members Kelly Jackson and Brooke Gintert, learned about Florida's marine biology while collecting the samples. In the previous week, the class went explored the sea life in Biscayne Bay during a seining field trip.
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.