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Marine and Coastal Science

Our Coast, Our Home, Our Future

In the Fall of 2021, Sea Crest launched its Marine Science program. Over the course of the year, students examine ocean literacy concepts through the study of where we live: our own watershed, shores and marine environment. These larger concepts include deep dives into what the ocean is like, how the ocean supports a great diversity of life, how it shapes the features of the earth, how it influences our weather and climate, how it makes the earth habitable, and how we are inextricably linked to it.

Ocean literacy is an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you—and your influence on the ocean. An ocean-literate person:

  • Understands the essential principles and fundamental concepts about the ocean
  • Can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way
  • Makes informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources

Students are working, exploring, growing, and testing things in the lab. A focus of the program is service, providing an opportunity for us to come together as a school, to connect with the greater community, and to have a real impact on the place where we live. 

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Kate Dickey is our Dean of Marine Science. She holds a Master’s Degree in Experiential Education and has taught for 8 years. Most recently, she has worked at the Coastside Land Trust, developing and implementing environmental education and stewardship curriculum.