Earlier this month, the CBFS Marketing Interns accompanied a homeschooling group during their 3-day experience at the Field Station. In addition to taking pictures, they talked to mother and son Bette and Dominic about their experience.
Intern: What have you done since you've been at the station?
Dominic: We went to the lab first!
Bette: That's right, we had boat training. Thursday we went on the boat in the morning, and in the afternoon we did Intertidal.
Intern: And then you had your Organism Lab and then Dunes, right?
Bette: That's right.
Intern: What were your favorite parts?
Dominic: Trawling. Trawling on the boat.
Bette: I liked the lab time and the organism lab, and learning to identify everything.
Intern: What was the coolest thing you caught while trawling?
Dominic: A squid. It felt squishy.
Intern: What did you identify in the organism lab?
Bette: We ended up with two sea lettuces at first, which weren't that exciting, but we had some worms that followed and we weren't able to identify them because they were so small!
Intern: How did you find out about the Field Station and this program?
Bette: Probably from a homeschool email group? I've been here before. This is my second time. I came with my oldest son several years back.
Intern: Oh! Well then why do you like coming here?
Bette: The hands on learning. It's priceless.
Intern: Is there something that happened that you didn't expect?
Dominic: Catching a glowing jelly!
Bette: Yeah, it was bioluminescent.
Intern: Oh, you guys caught a ctenophore? That's awesome!
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