But after settling in at George Stevens Academy, Dyer decided to step beyond traditional courses, like math and English. “Going into high school, I didn’t know anything about marine animals,” she said, so she decided to take a leap into Ocean Studies her sophomore year “just for fun.”
In that course, Dyer “met a lot of cool classmates” and “learned a lot from Dr. Flenniken.” She and her classmates did field-based research; interacted with marine scientists, fisheries-related businesses and policy experts; and participated in the Eastern Maine Skippers Program, winning the Great Idea Award for their work on a remotely operated vehicle at the regional end-of-year Skippers presentations in May.
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