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Upper School Summer Research Experience

A group of Upper School students together with faculty members Kristen Piehl and Caroline Little recently returned from a summer research experience in Costa Rica. The students traveled through the Seeds of Change Program. During the 10-day trip through the rainforests of Costa Rica, students learned how to apply the scientific method, including asking questions, developing experiments, executing them, troubleshooting, and rebounding from failure.

Students learned to use statistics to validate their results and will communicate their findings and ideas in presentations later in August. The group of students spent time at Finca La Anita, an eco-tourism resort and cocoa farm. Each day included both research time as well as off-site excursions such as horseback riding, zip-lining and night hikes. Read their blog to see photos and details from their experience!

Summer Research Experience Blog