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As the only girls' school based on Quaker values in the United States, Lincoln honors the value of each individual while centering the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (SPICES).

Marine Biological Labs

Included in our Upper School Division, Grade 11

At Lincoln, all Grade 11 students participate in a four-day overnight class trip to the Marine Biological Labs (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Students get to choose a course of study: Anatomy & Physiology of Aquatic Animals, CRISPR/CAS9 Genome Editing of Aquatic and Marine Organisms, or Exploring Hidden Biodiversity with DNA Sequencing.

Through Lincoln’s unique partnership with the MBL, students get to learn lab techniques, perform experiments, and hear lectures from researchers who are leaders in their field. Our students also love getting to experience all that the MBL has to offer, such as exploring the rare books collection, holding a Nobel Prize, and touring the Marine Resources Center. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity for our students!

World Class Scientific Research

The Marine Biological Labs course teachers are some of the most experienced researchers in their field, and students are fortunate to get to learn from them.

Students have the chance to work in MBL labs on complex scientific processes, such as dissecting vertebrate and invertebrate species, calibrating and using pico-liter injectors, and running a PCR on DNA from collected water samples, giving students a glimpse into world-class scientific research.

Our students have the opportunity to engage in cutting edge research and work with world class scientists. More importantly, they build their passion for science and ability to see themselves as scientists beyond the walls of Lincoln.

- Alicia Taylor, Science Department Chair