Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sign-Up For LabVenture! Program

What: Lobster: Untold Tales The program is free.

About the Visit (from the site)
What to expect
Maine's 5th and 6th [ages 10-12] grade students will be immersed in a world of marine science. They will be welcomed with a dynamic presentation about the Gulf of Maine and will learn how they are connected to this biologically rich area through the larger watershed. As students take on the role of marine scientists, they will visit four interactive LabVenture! stations to explore and discover why lobsters are important to the Gulf of Maine. A "scientific conference" will summarize what they have learned by displaying student-generated data and tying this into current research. All students will leave this experience with a personal website that displays pictures and videos they created during their visit. This allows students and educators to extend the experience past GMRI and into students' homes and classrooms.

What students will learn
Maine's 5th and 6th grade [ages 10-12] students will be engaged in the scientific process as they ask questions, make observations, develop hypotheses, collect data, and draw conclusions. While exploring the importance of lobsters, students will view larval lobsters under microscopes to study life cycle and food web, handle live lobsters to gather evidence about adaptation, experience marine science research methods at GMRI's benthic tank, and consider the role of science in larger community decisions. Each of the activities at the LabVenture! stations is aligned with the Maine Learning Results and National Science Education Standards.

Where: Directions to the Gulf Of Maine Research Institute in Portland.

When: Thursday, September 30 9am-1130am

Who: kids ages 10-12. There is room for 19 unschoolers (at-home learners) in addition to the school group that will be there.

How: Please sign up by replying to this post, or emailing me at amybradstreet@hotmail.com . If you have further questions for the Gulf Of Maine Research Institute about this program, please contact:

Ros Goldsbrough
Visit Administrator
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial St
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 228-1650


  1. Is it too late to sign up Alec Kane? 10 years old ~ thanks Amy!

  2. Adam Bradstreet
    Maizie Biswell
    Sebastian Grimm
    Elias Grimm
    Noah Hassenpflug
    Cassandra Bickerstaff
    Matthew Bickerstaff
    Caroline Ross
    Dylan Betts-Greenlaw
    Ferris Florman
    Syler Merrill
    Brianna Keliehor
    Katie Kusturin
    Sebastian Foster
    Noah Morrow
    Alec Kane