REEF Takes New Tack

A fantastic new marine science research opportunity is opening for Tabor students in March. Expanding on the REEF (Research & Environmental Education Focus) program we have been implementing over the past two decades in the USVI in collaboration with Tabor Boy, we are introducing a new program at Gerace Research Centre, on San Salvador, Bahamas. 
As a land-based program, we are hopeful that this option opens more opportunities for Tabor students to experience ocean ecology research while improving our understanding of Elkhorn and Staghorn coral and the environmental impacts on coral reefs. Two groups of students will have the option of attending a week-long program at Gerace Research Centre over spring break. Equipped with labs, snorkeling equipment, support boats, classrooms, dining facilities and dormitories, our students will have all the support they need to expand on our research project on the reefs in a new location with similar species and issues we encountered in the USVI on past REEF voyages.
As before, students will map and catalog areas of reef, applying our well proven techniques to collect actionable data. But at Gerace, there’s an exciting new twist. According to John Crosby, faculty and Research Director of our specific research project, “our new research proposal focuses on not only surveys, but on coral management. We’ve proposed the construction of a coral nursery, something that has never been done at the Gerace Research Centre. Coral fragments will be collected, genotyped and then grown in small nurseries. After one year of growth, they can be “outcropped”, or planted, in well-planned and biologically diverse “starter reef” communities. The goal is to re-establish healthy and resilient reef-building coral communities that will support the diversity of life for which these important ecosystems are so well known.” These methods have been successful in other locations, taking about two years to reestablish a healthy reef.  Please enjoy this short clip from NOAA about their successful nursery and outcropping activities.
It’s an exciting step forward for Tabor’s REEF program, and one we hope will allow us to engage in this work annually, either here at Gerace or through our traditional program with Tabor Boy in the Caribbean. Juniors and Seniors will have priority for the program this year.
While this program competes with many other engaging activities we provide over our vacation weeks in March from athletic training trips to cultural exchanges abroad, our students will certainly have plenty of opportunities to learn and grow off campus!
Here’s to looking forward to a wonderful spring break!

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Campus Events

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  • Community Weekend

  • Saturday School Day with Dennis Febo

    On our first Saturday School Day of the new year, we will enjoy working with Dennis Febo, a guest speaker who will help us raise social consciousness through his talk and various small group activities following. 

    Audiences describe Dennis Febo as 'Genuine,' 'Engaging,' and 'Extraordinary.'  "He delivered a powerful message in a very humble manner, and I think that was what I appreciated most," said a student who attended one of his workshops.
    A native of Brooklyn, NY, Febo was raised in many different parts of the United States and Puerto Rico. Through experiences with the disparities of poverty, racism, and prejudice, Febo had an early goal to help people reach their true potential through education on social consciousness and culture.
    Beginning in high school, Febo targeted youth in disadvantaged communities through art, music, and entertainment. Knowing youth internalize messages provided through the arts, he hoped to explore the social conditions in which students are a part, and how they could overcome them through unity and work.
    Continuing this work in college through Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, and after as he earned a Masters of Arts in Humanities at the University of Buffalo, Febo found that his speaking abilities were able to draw the attention of many, allowing him to organize on larger social levels as he discussed topics including race, ethnicity, the mind, identity, and social consciousness. Today, he does this work through his consulting group Guazabara Insights. http://www.guazabarainsights.com/
    We look forward to spending a morning with Dennis Febo and learning from his insights! 
    To learn more about Dennis Febo listen to his TedTalk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6pzVOaPib0


    Hoyt Hall
  • Arts, Athletics, and Innovation Showcase

    Meet and greet with athletic coaches and extra-curricular program directors, observe open MakerLab, wander through creative studios in Braitmayer Arts Center, catch a sneak peek of the winter musical rehearsal, Heathers, and be a Superfan for our afternoon athletic contests. See which Tabor activities may pique your interest!

    Registration                       Noon to 12:30 PM in Stroud Academic Center Lobby
    Co-Curricular Fair             Noon - 1:15 PM
    Meet with coaches of all sports
    Meet with other after-school club and activity sponsors
    Programs in Action         12:30 - 1:45 PM
    Observe Winter Musical rehearsal in Hoyt Hall
    Participate in a MakerLab activity
    Take part in creating art in the Braitmayer
    Be a Seawolf Superfan and watch games all afternoon!
    2:00: Girls' JV and Varsity Squash
    2:00: Co-ed Wrestling
    2:00: Boys' Varsity Hockey
    2:30: Boys' JV and Varsity Basketball
    4:00: Girls' Varsity Hockey
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Upcoming Alumni & Community Events

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  • Alumni Basketball Games

    Join us for the Alumni Game on Saturday, January 26th.  Spread the word and gather your teammates. We are hoping to have a big gang come back!  Come early to change and warm up!
    11:30 am             Alumni Game (Men)
    1:30pm                Tabor Girls' Varsity and JV Basketball Games vs. Lawrence Academy
    3:00pm                Tabor Boys' Varsity and JV Basketball Games vs. Groton
    5:00pm                Reception for all after the boys' game in the Great Room at 188 Front Street 
  • Women's Alumnae Hockey Game

    Ladies, lace up your skates and get back on the Tabor ice!!
    And...bring your cherring section!

    Game starts at starts at 1p.m., with lunch following!
    Fish Center for Athletics - Travis Roy Rink - .
  • Fort Lauderdale Reception

    Join John Quirk, Head of School, at an evening reception at the
    Lauderdale Yacht Club
    1725 SE12th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

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