The facilitator of New Bedford's Sea Lab program is being honored by Mystic Aquarium.

Simone Bourgeois has been named "Teacher Of The Year" by Mystic, which has collaborated with Sea Lab for more than eight years.

Mystic says Bourgeois has shown a real dedication to inspiring students to learn about and respect our marine world. She also has gone above and beyond to engage students in experiences that brIng marine science and conservation to life.

Sea Lab is a hands-on Marine Science and Conservation program run by New Bedford Public Schools.

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin says Simone Bourgeois has been dedicated to teaching and learning for her entire career, and on behalf of every child and family who has benefited from the Sea Lab program, we congratulate her.

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