Columbia Adventist Academy’s Biology Adventure

Columbia Adventist Academy’s Biology Adventure Columbia Adventist Academy’s (CAA) biology class loaded the minibus on April 20 and set out on an adventure they would always remember. For the next three days, they would experience marine biology at Rosario Beach near Anacortes, Wash. On the way, they stopped at Useless Bay and caught their first glimpse of sea stars, mussels and moon snails. As the biology class settled into their cabins at Rosario, they found they were already enjoying their educational trip. That evening the group went to the beach, sat on the logs, enjoyed the beautiful weather and watched the waves rush up on the rocks. Tom Lee, CAA biology teacher, serenaded the class with songs he had written, and all sang praise songs. Danny Bell, an avid birder, also came along with the biology students to help with bird-watching activities. When the sun set and the stars became visible, the students were given glow sticks that were used to see the bioluminescence. The real work began the second day. Lee, along with Daniel Moor, student teacher, provided the young biologists with activities to accomplish, such as barnacle orientation, averaging the ages of rock weed and working on a transect line. The transect line was a piece of rope going up a rock. The students had to count all the organisms in each section and compare the differences of which lived where. Two students counted 513 brown buckshot barnacles in one section. Later in the day, Upper Columbia Academy students came for their advanced biology class. After it was dark and the group had worship, everyone took off to explore the bioluminescence again at another dock. This was the night to see extreme beauty! On the way back to CAA, the group stopped at Tolmie State Park and had some great interactions with little crabs! They also explored the Seattle Aquarium. The trip will be a lasting memory for the biology students, who experienced getting closer to their friends and to God.

Columbia Adventist Academy’s

Biology Adventure

Columbia Adventist Academy’s (CAA) biology class loaded the minibus on April 20 and set out on an adventure they would always remember. For the next three days, they would experience marine biology at Rosario Beach near Anacortes, Wash. On the way, they stopped at Useless Bay and caught their first glimpse of sea stars, mussels and moon snails.

As the biology class settled into their cabins at Rosario, they found they were already enjoying their educational trip. That evening the group went to the beach, sat on the logs, enjoyed the beautiful weather and watched the waves rush up on the rocks. Tom Lee, CAA biology teacher, serenaded the class with songs he had written, and all sang praise songs. Danny Bell, an avid birder, also came along with the biology students to help with bird-watching activities. When the sun set and the stars became visible, the students were given glow sticks that were used to see the bioluminescence.

The real work began the second day. Lee, along with Daniel Moor, student teacher, provided the young biologists with activities to accomplish, such as barnacle orientation, averaging the ages of rock weed and working on a transect line. The transect line was a piece of rope going up a rock. The students had to count all the organisms in each section and compare the differences of which lived where. Two students counted 513 brown buckshot barnacles in one section.

Later in the day, Upper Columbia Academy students came for their advanced biology class. After it was dark and the group had worship, everyone took off to explore the bioluminescence again at another dock. This was the night to see extreme beauty!

On the way back to CAA, the group stopped at Tolmie State Park and had some great interactions with little crabs! They also explored the Seattle Aquarium.

The trip will be a lasting memory for the biology students, who experienced getting closer to their friends and to God.

July 01, 2003 / Oregon Conference
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