Boston Students Come to Nantucket
As part of a new partnership between Mass Audubon and University of Massachusetts Boston, 12 high school students from Boston schools came to the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station where they had the opportunity to meet with Mass Audubon’s Vice President Gail Yeo, Regional Director Mary Griffin, and Nantucket Sanctuary Director Ernie Steinauer, as well as other local scientists and environmentalists.
These students are participants in the Urban Scholars Program, which is a year-round college-access program that offers tutoring, after-school classes, college-focused programming, field trips, and advising as well as an intensive seven-week summer institute at UMass Boston.
Students took part in a panel discussion, visited the moors, and went to Nantucket Land Bank’s prescribed fire equipment center. From there, they were able to see recently burned units to get a first-hand view of prescribed fire as a land management technique.