Our Middle School science curriculum features the newest member of the Benjamin community, Benji the sea turtle. The loggerhead turtle was satellite tagged on April 18, 2020 by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and began her journey on the nesting beaches adjacent to The Benjamin Lower/Middle School campus.
The tracking data from the turtle, named in honor of Benjamin School co-founder Marshall Benjamin, is used by the Research Department at LMC to document and discover where each tagged female nests throughout the nesting season.
Benjamin Middle School students analyze Benji’s tracking data as part of our science curriculum. The real-time tracking technology available to our students is beyond what is publicly available. This first-hand educational resource provides Benjamin students the unique opportunity of working with real-world scientific data.