Sills accepted into the Marine Biology study program

Kyle Sills, son of Greg and Michelle Sills, has been accepted into the Marine Biology in the Gulf of Mexico field study program through Duke TIP. This is an animal-focused course held at New College in Sarasota, Florida, where students study the biology of jellyfish, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins and manatees.

Students will have the chance to delve deeply into marine life through field trips, labs, dissections, projects and presentations. They will discover distinct oceanographic systems and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico and conduct field research to better understand marine ecosystems. Special outings include spending the night at the Florida Aquarium to study nocturnal organisms and learning about dolphin behavior from dolphin trainers and researchers. This is a tremendous opportunity for Kyle as he currently plans to major in marine biology in college.