Tabor Academy Students Monitor Buzzards Bay Waters

Baywatchers use a water sampling kit to test the water and record information. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition.
Baywatchers use a water sampling kit to test the water and record information. Photo/Buzzards Bay Coalition.

Sippican Week: With Buzzards Bay at their back door, Tabor Academy students and staff have a strong connection to the sea. A fresh partnership with the Buzzards Bay Coalition is deepening that relationship.

Since June, students in the school’s marine science program and those aboard the “SSV Tabor Boy” have become Baywatchers—a program designed to give volunteers an opportunity to help with the Coalition’s research. Baywatchers provide data for 30 locations in Buzzards Bay and its watershed.

“Because we share Buzzards Bay with a lot of other people, we wanted to contribute back and also give our students some really relevant work to do in partnership with what the Buzzards Bay Coalition has already done,” said Capt. David Bill, chair of the nautical science department.

Read more about Tabor Academy students becoming Baywatchers.