There’s a whole new emphasis on marine science as a new middle school of aquatic science changes learning for students who will benefit from science instruction with hands on activities related to watersheds, rivers, and water quality.
Children returned to a new school that took place of their old one. The Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science at Remus in Detroit represents a new focus to a school that was renamed and curriculum restructured over the summer.
“I think it was a great idea to change the school to help learning,” said Antonio Edwards, a 13-year-old eighth grader. “I’m kinda nervous, but kinda not. There’s new staff and new teachers this year.”
In Detroit Public Schools, there were many firsts this past week. A new honors school opened, and other schools expanded dual language immersion programs.
Carstens is just five blocks from the Detroit River, so the location worked with project based learning based on aquatic sciences.
Among the lessons students will receive are ongoing water quality testing, and the building of stream tables to learn about water flow.