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Fifth Graders Set Sail Aboard The Piscataqua

posted May 24, 2016, 8:40 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated May 24, 2016, 8:41 AM ]
Shapleigh School fifth graders set sail aboard the Gundalow Company's Piscataqua on Monday, May 23 for a day on the Piscataqua River. Students were immersed in hands-on learning during their voyage: setting the sail, steering the vessel, learning to navigate, towing for plankton, exploring human impact and analyzing water quality. Due to the number of people allowed on the ship at one time, half of Shapleigh's fifth graders went on the field trip Monday, while the other half will go on Thursday. Thank you to fifth grade teacher Kate Sheldon for the pictures! For more information, visit