MSA at WHS
The Marine Science Academy at B. T. Washington High School is an academy designed for academically talented students who have a strong interest in pursuing careers in the Marine Sciences, Coastal Ecology or related fields. Students in the Marine Science Academy will have an intensive curriculum which will include immersion in scientific processes including laboratory experimentation, research, and field study. Student Scientists will work hand in hand with UWF, the DEP, and Seagrant Scientists on community projects: “Bringing Back the Bayous” and “Diversity and Abundance of Nearshore Species”. The high school experience for the MSA students will culminate with Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment in a selected science.
Diversity and Abundance of Near Shore Species : A Shannon Diversity Study
The objective of Diversity and Abundance Study is to assess the number and varieties of various juvenile near shore species at selected locations; the locations we sample are Bayou Texar, Project Greenshores, Sanders Beach, and Morgan Park. By assessing the diversity and abundance of these areas, it helps determine how healthy the body of water is and answer questions like: "Are multimillion dollar restoration projects like Project Greenshores effective at returning diversity and abundance to those areas ?"