Provincetown International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools is excited to announce that its Coastal Learning Lab has been selected as one of six projects to receive funding from the MIT Sea Grant 2023 STREAM (Solutions Through Research, Educations, and Art in Massachusetts) program in the form of a $9,999 grant.
The Coastal Learning Lab, led by Nancy Flasher and Dr. Tessa Bry Taylor, aims to support the youngest learners and their teachers at the Provincetown International Baccalaureate Schools, while enhancing engagement and citizen science opportunities with students in grades 6-8.
This initiative will help create vital connections between students and their local environment to encourage stewardship, sustainable life practices, and enjoyment, and support in-person and virtual field trips that connect the school with other coastal communities. Objectives include outfitting a kid-friendly, hands-on marine studies classroom and resource center; developing a Marine Ecosystems Pageant and Puppet Parade; building upon the Provincetown Harbor Mural Project; and strengthening and expanding educational connections with communities, institutions, and visitors.
"We are thrilled to receive this recognition and support from MIT Sea Grant," said Gerry Goyette, Superintendent of Provincetown IB Schools. "The Coastal Learning Lab is a fantastic educational program, and we are excited to be able to support and impact our young learners through this funding."
The MIT Sea Grant 2023 STREAM program provides funding for projects that align with coastal and ocean-related program priorities and engage local communities and partners in new ways. The new program aims to cultivate partnerships and encourage innovative initiatives that help bridge art, education, engineering, and science. MIT Sea Grant funded four projects in the first grant cycle, and has selected six additional projects for funding in 2023.
View the full announcement from MIT Sea Grant at https://seagrant.mit.edu/2023/04/18/mit-sea-grant-announces-2023-stream-funded-projects/.