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	Exploring Bermuda’s cave system.</p>

Exploring Bermuda’s cave system.

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	Learning how to use a microscope in a lab at BIOS.</p>

Learning how to use a microscope in a lab at BIOS.

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	Bermuda College students learn about our changing climate and the impacts it may have on Bermuda’s coral reefs.</p>

Bermuda College students learn about our changing climate and the impacts it may have on Bermuda’s coral reefs.

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	Students from Somersfield Academy learn about lionfish from BIOS researchers Tim Noyes and Chris Flook.</p>

Students from Somersfield Academy learn about lionfish from BIOS researchers Tim Noyes and Chris Flook.

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	Students snorkel at North Rock.</p>

Students snorkel at North Rock.

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	Students from Clearwater Middle School learn about marine debris.</p>

Students from Clearwater Middle School learn about marine debris.

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	Ocean Academy partners with Raleigh Bermuda to support environmental stewardship training at Ferry Reach Park.</p>

Ocean Academy partners with Raleigh Bermuda to support environmental stewardship training at Ferry Reach Park.

The Curriculum Enrichment Program strives to enhance local STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) development by focusing on supporting local teachers that would like to bring BIOS's cutting edge science and immersive experiences to their students. For public schools all lessons are aligned to the Cambridge international curriculum to ensure that there is synergy with course content taught in the Bermuda public school system, and for private schools our offerings are adapted to ensure lessons are in alignment with individual school curricular standards. Additionally, staff of the Curriculum Enrichment Program arrange and host work shadow placements and serve as judges at science fairs throughout the academic year.

Are you a teacher interested in the experiences that BIOS could offer your class? Please contact oa@bios.edu to book one of the following experiences:

  • Plankton: Ocean Food Chains *
  • Marine Debris: Plastic Pollution *
  • The Water Cycle: Changing States of Matter
  • Ocean Sounds: The Science of Sound *
  • Force: The Science of Ocean Pressure *
  • Circuits: Diagrams and Conductors
  • Engineering: Robotics
  • Nonsuch Island Excursion
  • Climate Change Workshop
  • Aquatic Plants: Seagrasses **

* Also offered as a virtual lesson
** Virtual lesson only

Please see descriptions of Curriculum Enrichment Program offerings here.

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations in Bermuda, the Ocean Academy team have paused in-person instruction and activities on the BIOS campus. A condensed version of many lessons are being delivered in virtual format to support local teachers during remote learning. If you are interested in learning more about our virtual offerings, please contact oa@bios.edu.

Ocean Academy believes in building and maintaining collaborations with other local organizations centered on delivering hands-on science experiences that plunge students into learning. Our relationships improve our ability to promote personal growth, academic achievement and stewardship of the ocean environment among Bermudian youth.

The current organizations working with Ocean Academy’s Curriculum Enrichment Program are Planet Math, Endeavour, ConnecTech, BUEI and Raleigh Bermuda. The Curriculum Enrichment Program supports these organizations through partnerships and hands-on activities that foster ocean literacy through experiential learning.