For three Harbor Days, starting May 23, elementary school students talked to divers underwater, looked for microplastics in mud, made charts under sunny skies and fondled starfish and sea urchins.
Third graders watch and listen as Capt. Buzz Scott talks to divers (in cool Ninja suits) while they’re underwater.
From left, Caleb Adams, Evan Snow, Jessica Gillen, Aliyah Torrey and Martha Bell examine the many, many organisms crawling around the ghost trap.
Nick Brown creates a chart of the islands he just made out of Play-Doh.
Martha Bell checks out the ghost trap before opening it in front of the third graders. The trap had rested on the bottom of Stonington Harbor for 20 years before divers hauled it to the surface.