Alumni Jake Koetsier (F’08) and Liz Marinaro (F’06) both attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Last Saturday, they ran a booth for Eckerd’s natural science collegium at the St. Petersburg FL science festival. The natural sciences collegium is composed of the marine science, biology, physics, and chemistry department at Eckerd College. Their collegium got to help kids learn how to use microscopes, as well as teach them some marine biology and geology by showing them ocean core samples and having a horseshoe crab touch tank. Eckerd prides itself on being green and raising awareness about our oceans and environment. The annual St. Petersburg science festival at the University of South Florida gathers local scientists and students to teach families about a variety science subjects and to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. Way to keep The Island School spirit alive!