Teachers and administrators from New Brunswick School District 10 have joined researchers at the St. Andrews Biological Station to form the SABS-District 10 Educators Steering Committee. The steering committee first met in June 2005 to explore ways in which the St. Andrews Biological Station could become more strategically involved with the education of young people in the community.
To date, the committee has been successful in establishing a SABS-District 10 Student Internship program, which provides an opportunity for a grade 10 or 11 District 10 student to develop hands-on field and laboratory experience at SABS.
Curriculum enhancement has been a primary focus of the committee. Currently, five teams with teachers-SABS representation are developing methods in which specific research programs at SABS can be linked to classrooms. The intention is to develop multi-media products such as videos and databases that can be shared by schools to enhance cross-curricular learning.
In the future, the committee hopes to provide opportunities for students to engage in independent study and to expand the student internship program.