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Students involved in the Marine Biology Program spend a week in the Florida Keys studying marine life, spending time outdoors and near the water (photo provided). (Zebulon Holsopple)
Goshen High School Marine Biology Program celebrates 40th anniversary

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 12, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.

GOSHEN — This year marks the 40th anniversary for the Marine Biology Program at Goshen High School.

Science teacher Carl Weaver began the program in 1974 and he will spend his 40th spring break in the Florida Keys in just a few weeks.

Over the years there have been approximately 1,500 students who participate, with about 100 of those students from surrounding school districts. The program has grown from around 40 students and adults the first year, to 120 this year.

The week is spent studying marine life and their diverse habitats. Students have access to an on-site lab owned by Goshen College where they do some of their work, but much of the time is spent outdoors and in the water.

Although it is not your typical spring break vacation, it has been a very popular program and the high school hopes it will continue many more years.