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Meet the Science Teams

July 1st-8th

These two teams are participating in our summer Science-focused Credit-Bearing Program! They are coming from across the state of New Hampshire. Their FFI journey will help them develop their communication, resilience, and public speaking skills, as well as gain knowledge in flora and fauna, specifically in the Seacoast area. At the end of their program, they will be eligible for 2 credits transferable to their high school. Learn more about our two Science teams by clicking the buttons below.

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Science Team (Leonard's)

Science Team (Farmhouse)

Science Team (Leonard's)

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Caitlin

Age: 14

Hobbies: Field hockey, reading, swimming, playing the flute, crafting

If she were a plant she would be a… Lavender

If she were an animal she would be a… Squirrel

Favorite Quote: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can walk crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward".- Martin Luther King JR.

Favorite Book: Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Excited to learn more about: I am interested in learning more about the life around me and about how human life has affected the nature around us.

Emma A.

Age: 14

Hobbies: Playing volleyball, playing the clarinet, and making things with wood and epoxy resin.

If she were a plant she would be a… Tree

If she were an animal she would be a… Dog

Favorite Quote: "What You do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Excited to learn more about: I think it will be interesting to have a deeper understanding of how the biome functions and how flora and fauna interact.

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Emma C.

Age: 15

Hobbies: Gymnastics and reading

If she were a plant she would be a… African Violet

If she were an animal she would be a… Cat

Favorite Quote: "There is always someone who is going to hate you"- anonymous

Favorite Book: Has so many! Dystopian Genre books. 

Excited to learn more about: I am interested about studying this because I have always loved science and biology. I want to be outside and learn a lot of information about New Hampshire.

Isabelle

Age: 15

Hobbies: Running and activities with friends/ family. 

If she were a plant she would be a… Bleeding heart or spider lily

If she were an animal she would be a… Leopard

Favorite Quote: “If you really want something don't stop for anyone or anything until you get it.” - Blair Waldorf

Favorite Book: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Excited to learn more about: I think that I just want to know what's going on around me. I enjoy learning about different species, flora and fauna though I enjoy learning about flowers the most. I don't know much about flowers just that I enjoy painting them.

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Jasper

Age: 15


Hobbies: Dungeons & Dragons, world building, reading.


If he were a plant he would be a… Tree
If he were an animal he would be a… Ant


Favorite Quote: “I don't regret anything I've ever done in life, any choice that I've made. But I'm consumed with regret for the things I didn't do, the choices I didn't make, the things I didn't say." -Born a Crime by Trevor Noah


Favorite Book: The book series Eragon


Excited to learn more about: I am most interested of the smaller life, that of detritivores and soil creatures. Possibly small plants, or single celled organisms. Basically the smaller, but not necessarily 'micro' side of biology.

Margaret

Age: 15

Hobbies: Dance, painting, reading poetry

If she were a plant she would be a… Sunflower

If she were an animal she would be a… Squirrel

Favorite Quote: “Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.” -The Road not Taken - Robert Frost

Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Excited to learn more about: I really want to learn about the affects that the pollution in the waters does to the amount and well being of the flora and fauna. I also want to learn more about my state's wildlife so that I can know more about where I live.

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Nolan

Age: 14

Hobbies: Reading, Volleyball, Mountain Biking, Percussion, Marching Band, Concert Band, Community based volunteering, Spending time with friends, Watching movies, playing video games and listening to music.

If he were a plant he would be a… Californian Redwood

If he were an animal he would be a… Grizzly Bear

Favorite Quote: “Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” (Rocky Balboa in Balboa)

Favorite Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Excited to learn more about: I think the different species that live there and how they interact with the environment

Rachel

Age: 14

Hobbies: Gymnastics, lacrosse, crocheting(and other yarn crafts), and reading.

If she were a plant he would be a… Evergreen

If she were an animal he would be a… Penguin

Favorite Quote: “I've discovered it's not what the world holds for you, it's what you bring to it.” -Anne Shirley (Lucy M.Montgomery)

Favorite Book: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Excited to learn more about: I really wish to learn more about tide pools. I find them so interesting. How so many organisms can live in such small pools. I wish to learn how they are being affected by the rising tides. If that is harming them.

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Science Team (Farmhouse)

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Aiden

Age: 17

Hobbies: Not much time outside of extracurriculars, but enjoys logic puzzles, reading, and random interests. 

If he were a plant he would be a… Juniper Bush

If he were an animal he would be a… Snowy owl

Favorite Quote: "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind;

And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."


Favorite Book: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Excited to learn more about: I think my interest leans toward marine studies, but it is a slight preference.

Alexander

Age: 16

Hobbies: Basketball, writing, drawing, graphic design, Legos

If he were a plant he would be a… Dahlia

If he were an animal he would be a… Frog

Favorite Quote: “Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.” -Kobe

Favorite Book: Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale & Stan Redding

Excited to learn more about: The types of animals that live in the coastal biome, and what they usually do in a day. 

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Ethan

Age: 16

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, video games, watching football and basketball, cooking, and travel

If he was a plant they would be a… Potato

If he was an animal they would be a… Wolf

Favorite Quote: "If I had to do it all over again? Why not, I would do it a little bit differently.” - Freddie Mercury

Favorite Book: A Biography about Larry Bird

Excited to learn more about: Behaviors of plants and animals and what I can do to help improve their environment.

Kiana

Age: 17

Hobbies: Flute, gaming, nail art, computer programming, makeup, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles, sudoku

If she were a plant she would be a… Willow Tree

If she were an she would be a… Hamster

Favorite Quote: "No feeling is unhealthy; it's what you do with that feeling." - School Psychologist

Favorite Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Excited to learn more about: I'd like to learn more about New Hampshire as a whole and I really like animals and I also have always thought the idea of foraging mushrooms, flowers, and rocks would be fun, however I wouldn't want to go into the woods alone. So, studying them and learning about their background with others seems like a great alternative.

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Maybellene

Age: 16

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, drawing

If she were a plant she would be a… Calathea

If she were an animal she would be a… Butterfly

Favorite Quote: "A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean” -The Lorax

Favorite Book: Two for Joy by Gigi Amatuae

Excited to learn more about: I'm excited to learn about what grows/lives in the wetland biome, along with what lives in tidal pools.

Michael

Age: 17

Hobbies: Chess, Running, Video Games, Weightlifting, Skiing, Playing the Clarinet

If he were a plant he would be a… Black eyed Susan

If he were an animal he would be a… Falcon

Favorite Quote: "It's never too late to be what you might've been."

Favorite Book: Homo Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Excited to learn more about: Animal behavior. I really like learning about why animals do what they do.

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Ruby

Age: 17

Hobbies: Writing poetry, hiking, swimming, being with friends, cooking, being with animals

If she were a plant she would be a… Tree

If she were an animal she would be a… Rat

Favorite Quote: "Remember when you wanted what you currently have?"

Favorite Book: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Excited to learn more about: Getting to work with the ocean, and just learning more about the nature that is around me!

Logistical Information

Program Focus

Communication, Seacoast biome, flora and fauna, and public speaking skills

Number of Participants

8-9 (each team)

Number of Leaders

3 per team (includes FFI Staff and Alumni)

Ages of Students

14-18

Team Interests

Art, music, sports, reading

Dietary Restrictions

Plant-based (Vegan)

Allergies

None

Vehicle

15-Passenger Van

Provide a Scholarship

In order for FFI to make these programs 100% tuition-free for accepted applicants, we rely upon individuals, companies, and foundations to donate towards scholarships. If you would like to do so, please click the button below for an online gift or mail a check to our Headquarters at 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824. Please be sure to include a note directing your funds.

One full scholarship equals $3,000, but gifts of all sizes make an impact on the lives of the youth participants.

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