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10/11/18

How Thompson Island Inspires Science-Minded Change Makers

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In the sponsored content article Inspiring the science-minded change-makers of tomorrow, published in the Boston Globe on Oct 2, 2018, Sean Malvey investigates how students learn to think like scientists on Thompson Island, uncovering the powerful ways this skill helps propel them to success. "What Thompson Island Outward Bound does best, according to the young people interviewed, is train students how to think critically and how to operate as a team," Malvey writes. "No matter their career or life aspirations, they quickly realize how powerful it is to ask questions, make observations, form and test hypotheses. They learn that Science is a team sport. To learn Science, you have to practice Science. And to practice Science you need to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, resolve conflict, and take intellectual risks together."

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