Coral Experiment at Science Research Camp

Students sit by their coral species that they carefully propagated in order to keep track of their progress and growth.  thumbnail121626
Students sit by their coral species that they carefully propagated in order to keep track of their progress and growth.

Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who enrolled in the Wildcat Science Research Camp recently experimented with cultivating coral for growth at Walt Whitman High School. The students carefully set up different coral species propagation experiments, taking pieces of coral from the “mother colony,” a process referred to as coral fragging. The students successfully propagated these different species and placed the corals in different, isolated areas in order for them to grow. By the end of the summer, our students will be able to determine the growth outcome of the coral frags.

It’s exciting to see the learning that continues for our research and science students over summer vacation! To view the slide show of our campers and their coral, check out our Photo Gallery.