Generation After Generation..... Since 1888
Mark your calendars and join us for a fun night at our 25th Annual Auction! Ticket reservations are available now. Please call our office at 225-3222 for more information.
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SJRS 7th grade visited the Nature Conservancy in Newmarket, NH to help with the Great Bay Oyster Recovery Project. This was an opportunity for our junior high students to get their hands dirty as real scientists by counting spats. Spats are baby oysters that settled on to large, old shells at the UNH Jackson Estuarine Lab earlier this spring when they were microscopic in size and grew in cages in the estuary over the summer.
Our seventh graders where instructed by Nature
Conservancy scientist Amanda Moeser on the nature of oysters, their roll in the estuary ecosystem and why they are
so important to the health of Great Bay. She taught the kids how to identify the baby oysters and how to count
them on the data collection sheets. The kids jumped right in and got started, they were so involved in the activity that
we had to stop them after an hour and a half to take a snack break, after which they continued counting until all of the
oysters in their bin were accounted for.
Each group counted well over several hundred oysters, and we have just received our tally sheets to look at in the
coming weeks and see who really counted the most oysters.
We not only learned about oysters, but also about sea squirts, crabs and worms that live in the same environment and
some of which eat the oysters, and were also attached to the bigger shells.
Everyone had a good time during this adventure, learned something new and the kids impressed the folks at the
Nature Conservancy so much that we have been invited to return next fall for another oyster count.
The baby oysters will be placed in Great Bay later this fall once all have been counted. Thank you Mrs. Collins!
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Albert "Tinker" Foy '57
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Tinker Foy, '57 - The Man, The Myth, The Legend. A tireless and dedicated supporter of the St. John and Bishop Brady communities as a student-athlete, coach, fan, and mentor for over 60 years. You can join members of the community in honoring his commitment by contributing to the The Albert "Tinker" Foy '57 Legacy Fund which will enhance the Athletic facilities, and create scholarships for graduating seniors who participated on Tinker's sports teams - basketball and golf.
Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by a Brady alum. Make your donation today, watch it double and watch the improvements start to shine at Bishop Brady High School.