Students in the Upper School Global Sustainability course are raising a colony of 4,000 honeybees on our Seacrest Campus.
Caron Staples and Fran Tablas, the Marine Biology and Global Sustainability Teachers revived and redesigned the bee program over the summer to accommodate the explosive hive growth due to an abundance of vegetation on campus.
For the past few years, Seacrest students have partnered with The Naples Players to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatre. Pre-Covid, our 8th graders traveled to the theatre to learn first-hand about lighting, sound, costuming, and set building. This year, Seacrest's partnership with The Naples Players (TNP) continues to expand.
8th Grade Assists National Park Service With Dragonfly Study
In almost every part of the world, the dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization but they are also great indicators of the negative effects on the local wetland ecosystem. Our Seacrest students are assisting Big Cypress, National Park Service, and South Eastern U.S. Region in a citizen scientist project that studies the rising mercury levels in dragonfly nymphs which indicate high levels of toxic bacteria in our Florida wetlands.
“To broaden critical thinking through open-minded discussion of relevant issues allows for better international relations, greater global communities, and a stronger digital alliance,” Chris Painter said to Seacrest students while having an open discussion about the state of cybersecurity.
Seacrest Senior, Alex Wilson, took ownership of his educational experience by inviting two diplomats, Chris Painter and William Pope, from the U.S Department of State to speak in close conversation in the Upper School International Relations Club.
The Lower School students in PS, PreK, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade had the opportunity to meet one of the rarest animals in the world thanks to the Shy Wolf Sanctuary! Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center provides sanctuary and rehabilitation to unreleasable wild and captive-bred exotic animals, including wolves and wolfdogs.
Each year our first graders complete a fun Market Day project to learn about entrepreneurship. They spend a month developing a product, making it, creating a shop, branding their shop, earning market day dollars to pay for their shop, even shooting a commercial and marketing their business. Our other Lower School students earn market day dollars by being responsible and kind. On Market day everyone comes to purchase items. This is such a fun way to learn about entrepreneurship at an early age. Check out these amazing projects in a video by student Sofie Aspegren.
We are proud to announce that Seacrest is the FHSAA Academic Team Champion in the class 2A Division for the 2020-21 academic year. Seacrest ranked number 1 in the class 2A Division for the highest average team GPAs. Congratulations to our scholar-athletes!