BAY HEAD — Bay Head Elementary School hosted its annual Sea Week, or rather Sea Weeks, for students, concluding last Friday with a parade to the Bridge Avenue Beach.
Ordinarily just one week long, Sea Week is a five-day event where students experience various ocean and environmental activities that are not only fun for the students, but also educational.
This year, due to inclement weather, a few events had to be moved around in order to give the student body the best experience possible.
While the major events were what many of the students were looking forward to, teachers tied the theme of Sea Week, this year focusing on climate change, into their curriculum to keep the Sea Week spirit going.
Middle school teacher Laurén Galarza said, “What we like about Sea Week is that it promotes awareness of what is going on in the ocean. This year we focused a lot on climate change, the students actually used some pocket lab sensors to detect heat islands around the area.”
This was just one instance of teachers tying in the environmental aspect of Sea Week into the classroom.
Keith Murphy, social studies teacher, said “We are such a small school. I don’t think a lot of neighboring schools get to do something like this. It is an opportunity for the teachers and the students to really connect and do something unique.”
He said to tie his class into Sea Week, students studied geography, latitudes, longitude and how water temperatures can differ depending on how close one is to the equator.
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