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Maritime Aquarium tour provides students with an understanding of human impact on Long Island Sound

Earlier this month, the Upper School Environmental Sustainability Club spent the day at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk to interact with the exhibits and be exposed to many animals who are affected by human impacts in Long Island Sound. The aquarium exhibits are designed to provide information to the public and raise awareness about these issues. Joey Lener, King Science Faculty and US Club Advisor, accompanied the group, comprised of 29 students, on the field trip. He comments, "This trip allows students to reflect on how they are impacting certain species of plants and animals locally and globally, and hopefully motivates them to take action after their experience."

Anna Boeckman '21 is a member of the Environmental Sustainability Club and participated in the trip. She adds, "The significance of this club is to raise awareness for the environment and to teach members about this information. After spending time at the museum, I understand that the greatest threat to Long Island Sound is human trash and littering. I would love to intern at the aquarium in the future and learn more about the animals."

Upper School Students are encouraged to participate in at least one club activity outside of the classroom. The Environmental Sustainability club is one of over 40 club from which students may choose that provide them with opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and personal development.