Greece serves as summer classroom for Navarre science students

Until this summer, Alison Loftis had never been outside of the United States.

Her first time leaving the country was certainly one to remember as she joined a group of past and present Navarre High School students on a trip to Greece June 13-30 to help scientists with research.

“It was really cool,” Loftis said. “I really liked working with the scientists, but I also liked being in another country and seeing how they lived. We even learned a few words listening to people talk.”

Navarre science teacher Ian Turoff led the trip, which is the third he has taken students on in the past six years. But unlike the trips to Honduras and Ecuador, which focused mainly on forests, this trip’s emphasis was marine research.

The work they performed was part of Operation Wallacea projects, an international conservation group that does research around the world.

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Nine Navarre High School marine science and former students traveled to the island of Samos to study sea grass beds and fish population.

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