On November 20, 2023, Moharimet students of all grade levels took part in an enrichment assembly and were given the opportunity to partake in a live and interactive conversation with Nautilus Research Vessel scientists located in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.
The exciting learning opportunity tied together inquiry learning, student-led questions, integrated arts, science, engineering, and the expertise of community scientists.
The event was facilitated by Art Teacher Trisha Hall in close collaboration with UNH scientist Tara Hicks-Johnson and scientists from the UNH Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping.
During the “Ship to Shore” broadcast, students were also able to meet with local UNH scientists, learn about their work, and ask questions.
The activity was a school-wide “Year of Water” initiative.
In the weeks prior to the assembly, Moharimet students created multi-media art projects connected to various aspects of the Nautilus’ research. Their artwork reflected their learning about the ship itself, remote operated vehicles (ROVs), coral gardens, hydrothermal vents, and sea creatures.
The school-wide activity is part of the school’s “Year of Water” annual theme and was led by Art teacher Trisha Hall.
UNH scientist Tara Hicks-Johnson and colleagues from the UNH Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping facilitated the assembly and answered students' questions.
Moharimet students created multi-media art projects connected to various aspects of the Nautilus’ research.
Students' artwork reflect their learning in the weeks leading to the assembly.