Digging For Answers Through Clam Dissection

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To connect the local marine ecology with education, high school students recently participated in a clam dissection exercise.

During the dissection session, the students, led by Science Research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg, explored the anatomy and ecology of the Mercenaria species. The unit of study tied in directly with the high school’s prestigious Science Research curriculum that educates students through college-level research skills while integrating local science initiatives.