With our new partnership with Marine Biological Laboratory, Tabor students will now be able to take part in the first High School Discovery Course in Woods Hole, MA, over spring break, March 10 - 17. This is a terrific opportunity for any student interested in Marine Science, especially at the college level.
The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole is known worldwide as a premier research facility. Tasked with expanding programming for students in the secondary school level, MBL will work with a group of high schools including Tabor on a course they plan to offer over spring break. For a week in March, Tabor students will stay in the MBL dorms and work along professional scientists on the campus in Woods Hole. The week-long course will provide intensive, hands-on, discovery-based modules taught by MBL’s community of resident faculty and technical experts in their labs.
Some of the procedures and laboratory exercises the students will engage in at MBL include:
Collection, Biodiversity Assessment, and Identification
Biological Imaging Microscopy of Collected Species
In Vitro Fertilization and Injections
Introduction to Genome Editing and Gene Structure
sgRNA synthesis (PCR), DNA gels, Columns, Injections
Embryo Sorting Genomic DNA Isolation PCR
Genomic DNA Isolation from Collected Species
Post-PCR (Polymerase chain reaction, used to amplify a single copy of a segment of DNA) Preparing Samples for Sequencing
GIS (Geographic Information System) Embryo Imaging
Testing Cuttlefish Camouflage
Analyze Data and Mutants Imaging of Transgenic Frogs
DNA and Phylogenetic Analysis (DNA Barcoding)
Coastal Ecosystems Surveys
All attending students will receive a certificate of achievement detailing the experience and capability that they accomplished during the course.
We are thrilled to be able to offer this glimpse into the lives of professional scientists right in our backyard and look forward to the emerging leadership our students will no doubt take in our own labs on their return.
Tabor Academy invites the public to come and celebrate the spirit of the season in Wickenden Chapel (81 Spring Street, Marion) on December 16 at 7:30 PM as Tabor choristers hold their traditional carol service. The public is invited to this free event that is sure to instill the holiday spirit in all.