In odd-numbered years, the fifth and sixth grades study oceanography and marine biology in science during their spring curriculum. As a culmination to their classroom studies, students spend one week in May extending their studies in Cape Cod. The program is conducted by Nature’s Classroom, an experiential, outdoor environmental education program and takes place primarily at their facility in Yarmouth Port, MA. During that week, students participate in a variety of activities that integrate science with other disciplines while also visiting salt marshes, rocky shores, and tide pools. On one of the days, students also experience a whale watch on the open ocean near Stellwagen Bank off of Provincetown.