Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Island School: Day 5

By Charlie ’20

Today was another great day at the Island School. This morning we did a runswim (it’s exactly what it sounds like) which I really enjoyed because it reminded me of my semester here. Everyone finished impressively by running in and slapping the flagpole (a tradition at the Island School). We went to the sandbar and got to snorkel, finding sea stars, shells and sand dollars. We even got a chance to visit an uninhabited island. Later we got to dissect lion fish and learn about how they are so successful as an invasive species and why they are hard to get rid of. It was really interesting but it was sad to see how they have been bad for the environment and specifically the health of the reefs. My hope was that it encouraged people to study marine biology. I am so glad to be sharing the Island School with GFA!