by: michelle Leal
Sharks, stingrays, and bony fish is just a small glimpse of what our end of the year dissection is all about. Marine Bio is not just your average class, in fact, it’s really about making new memories and friends while having a fun time learning about our marine life. Throughout the year we do multiple dissections, but the one that everyone has been waiting for has finally come.
Carla Barcenas ('19) has been with Ms.Farland for 2 years straight and she can't be more excited to end the year with this fun class. Barcenas said, "The dissection was a very unforgettable experience because I never thought I would get the opportunity to dissect an animal in general." Not only has this class gave Barcenas a hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a marine biologist but she now is considering this as a future career.
She has met many amazing friends and made new memories with creating field journals, to going to the beach for work, and building teamwork and leadership skills. Ms.Farland has raised more awareness about the endangerment of our marine species and she has taught her students much more about how our oceans function with the marine life. Barcenas said, "I would absolutely recommend taking this class because you meet new people, get hands-on experience with organisms you would have never expected to work with and overall it’s just an amazing experience that I recommend to any upperclassmen." So if any of you upperclassmen have an extra free block or would like to take another science class you should consider taking Marine Bio.