On October 4, 2011, students in the ENVS 17: Marine Policy class journeyed to the New England Aquarium in order to observe the ecological systems they read about for class and to interact with oceans experts from many different fields. They were lucky to be able to join the group Women Working for the Oceans (W2O) for an IMAX presentation by National Geographic photo-journalist Brian Skerry. Brian uses his amazing photographs to tell stories about oceans ecosystems that are threatened due to human action. Then, Vice President for Research, Scott Kraus, gave a special presentation on the Aquarium's research and outreach programs for the class. After these talks, the students had about three hours to explore the aquarium itself before heading over to Legal Seafoods for a sustainable seafood dinner. There, one of the chefs gave a short introduction to their criteria for sustainability and answered many questions. Profs. Anne Kapuscinski (conservation biologist and chair of ENVS) and D.G. Webster (political economist and ENVS 17 professor) were also on hand throughout the day to answer students’ questions and highlight points of interest.