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Trying out survival techniques

“Lay back, let the suit float you,” instructed Buzz Scott, executive director of OceansWide, as Blue Hill Consolidated School seventh and eighth graders tested survival suits on December 20 at the home of school board member Jan Snow. Students also tested a Remotely Operated Vehicle—an underwater robot used by scientists and explorers to study deep sea marine life and shipwrecks—as part of the Polar Ambassadors program at BHCS. Science teacher Nell Herrman, who traveled to Palmer Station Antarctica in 2012, started the program to interest her students in polar science.

BHCS students try an ROV

BHCS students try an ROV

From left, Logan Lord, Ethan Vingall and Ben Parker, seventh graders at Blue Hill Consolidated School, test out an ROV—remotely operated vehicle used to study deep sea marine life and shipwrecks—on December 20. “Go easy, go easy, back it up,” instructed Buzz Scott, executive director of OceansWide, who visited as part of the Polar Ambassadors program at BHCS started by science teacher Nell Herrman.

Photo by Anne Berleant

BHCS students try survival suits

BHCS students try survival suits

Blue Hill Consolidated School seventh graders Ashley Woods, left, and Hannah Emerton tested survival suits on December 20 at the home of school board member Jan Snow. Anne berleant

Photo by Anne Berleant

BHCS students try survival suits

BHCS students try survival suits

Students test out survival suits on December 20.

Photo by Anne Berleant