Science immersion

EAST BOOTHBAY — Mount Desert Island High School student Lily Turner spent a week in May living and learning at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The group worked side-by-side with Bigelow Laboratory scientists, went on a research cruise, conducted experiments and learned how to analyze their results as part of the 29th annual Keller BLOOM (Bigelow Laboratory Orders Of Magnitude) Program.

The five-day workshop provides students with a hands-on experience to learn about the biological, chemical and geological characteristics of the local marine environment and to get an idea of what a career as a scientist might be like.

Bigelow Laboratory researchers Nicole Poulton and David Fields led the program. Students apply for the program, and 16 are selected from across all the counties in Maine.

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