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Environment: an environmental laboratory

What does innovation mean at Governor's? Fish radio frequency tags, for starters.

Our Massachusetts location just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean is a testing ground for environmental stewardship and research—such as tagging striped bass and lobster to determine population sizes. A coastal salt marsh adjoins campus, allowing us to expand marine and environmental biology courses with sophisticated field studies.

Governor's extensive marine research opportunities spring from a genuine environmental awareness that has long shaped our community.

No matter where you go in life, the larger perspective and sense of shared responsibility you gain at Governor's will always inspire you within a solid moral and ethical framework.

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A willingness to question assumptions

The marsh and wooded trails, the smell of salt in the air … our natural setting will make you stop and think about how we impact the earth.

The commitment to sustainability at Governor's includes recycling, solar energy, and organic gardening as well as an environmental focus throughout our science curriculum. You can also work toward community service requirements through wildlife and nature preservation projects.

Never assume you are too young to make a difference.


The Academy has won a National Science Foundation grant to offer students paid summer environmental research internships.

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Eloise Willemsen '11 spent a gap year studying Chinese and Spanish abroad, including volunteering with conservation efforts in Ecuador. She is now at Whitman College.


The Academy's 450-acre campus was once part of a working farm with crops of rye, fruit trees, and grazing sheep.