Each school's participation in the High School Program may vary to accommodate teacher and student needs. Teachers planning a trip to SERC will work closely with the High School Program Coordinator to adjust program offerings to fit their class focus. It is not a requirement that an entire class participate in our high school field studies; smaller groups are both accommodated and encouraged.
In general, the High School Program includes the following components:
>Educators and SERC staff discuss program goals and how the field experience can best align with the school's current curricula for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, language arts, and government.
>A free pre-trip classroom visit by the Program Coordinator is available by request to provide an introduction to Chesapeake Bay ecology, SERC research, environmental field research methods, and watershed dynamics.