Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Latham’s summer program, known by all at Latham as Summertide, began Monday, July 2nd. As in past years, students attend academic classes in the morning and Summer Classes in the afternoon that combine academics with fun. This year’s summer classes will offer many opportunities for students to experience areas of interest, and many opportunities to explore the Cape Cod community. All students will explore Cape Cod beaches once a week in the Swim Club, and the animals on Cape Cod in their weekly Science Class. Science trips will focus on local birds at the Wellfleet Audubon Society, seals on the Monomoy Island Excursion, and the feeding of fish and learning how modifications have been put in place to protect fish from natural predators at the Sandwich Fish Hatchery.
Look carefully if you pass Stony Brook Grist Mill and you might see Latham students, armed with nets, exploring the stream and surrounding woodlands. A summer would not be summer if the study of science did not also bring students to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History to learn about the fascinating world of creatures that live in, on and under the Cape’s mudflats during an afternoon of Mudflat Mania. Other choices for afternoon classes are Theater, Pottery, Newsletter, International Art, Vocational Exploration and Latham’s first Biking Club. Staff and students alike are anxiously awaiting Latham’s 11th Summertide!