Youth Education in Marine Biology
JSIS is a youth education program for students, run by students. High schoolers are mentored by undergrad students, and the program is managed by graduate students. Junior scientists learn science, ecology, and general aquatic awareness by participating in reef propagation, fish identification and counts, as well as by locating invasive species. We teach diving physiology, diving physics, equipment usage and safety. We learn in a controlled environment like a pool, and progress to open ocean. All phases of the program are supervised by a competent adult. Each student is assigned a buddy while diving, and each buddy team is assigned an adult.