Project

Living with the Urban Ocean

Division of Education Programs

View of the Boston Harbor and surrounding skyscrapers

The course cluster is designed to incorporate humanistic methods of inquiry such as literary analysis, archival research, storytelling, writing and reflection, and interpretive exercises, with the goal of increasing students’ awareness of the close and millennia-long interaction between human consciousness and activity and the natural world. This increased awareness provides the framework within which students engage in experiential learning that strengthens their appreciation for the harbor’s impact on the city, its history, and its future.