Three students spent the school year creating Geographic Information System (GIS) Story Maps using the Esri ArcGIS platform
Nowhere is Marvelwood’s commitment to experiential education more evident than in our science classrooms.
Our science department has been recognized by the State of Connecticut for its innovative, hands-on programs as well as its contributions to state and local agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection, The Audubon Society and The Kent Land Trust. In 2014, Science Department Chair Laurie Doss was named one of five Aquarion Environmental Champions for her stewardship in environmental education and awareness.
Marvelwood students have worked side-by-side with Smithsonian scientists in Panama, delivered insect samples collected in the rainforest to Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences, toured the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and attended lectures at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and are given many unique opportunities to work with professionals outside the School community and to engage in research and scientific outreach on a global scale.
Ongoing projects, including guide dog foundation, GPS mapping of vernal pools, water quality testing, Connecticut Envirothon, UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy, and our operation of one of only three licensed high school bird-banding stations in the United States, illustrate Marvelwood’s dedication to innovative experiential education.
"Spirits in Color" by Owen Tacy '20
A group of students spent some time researching Raven Exhibits at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Congratulations to Madelyn Malinowski '21 who recently completed a Story Map of the Audrey and Robert Tobin Preserve as part of UConn's Conservation Training Partnerships project.
Marvelwood science students kick off long-term collaboration with Eversource’s Skiff Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Biology classes traveled to Groton, Connecticut for our annual field trip to explore the Long Island Sound with Project Oceanology.
In a new elective students are learning about drones and how they are used in the fields of conservation, heritage preservation, and emergency management.
Science Department Chair Laurie Doss and Lillian Steinmayer ‘19 collaborated on a project as part of the Conservation Training Partnerships Program for teens and adults.
At Cocobolo Nature Reserve, time is spent exploring, researching, and gaining an understanding of the natural world.
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The core mission of The Marvelwood School’s Science Department is to celebrate and encourage student curiosity and to promote life-long learning and acquisition of knowledge in all aspects of science. Our department’s primary goal is to teach scientific and technological literacy, enabling students to compete in the workplace and to make informed, responsible decisions about science-related issues at both the local and global levels. By stimulating the spirit of inquiry, nurturing curiosity, and incorporating real-world science (in addition to other disciplines such as the humanities, math, technology and engineering) into the daily classroom experience, we teach our students to understand that we live in an integrated world, to recognize their responsibility to become global citizens, and to appreciate the unique role that science and scientific collaboration play with respect to creating a world that is sustainable for future generations.