Gil Newton, Director of our about-to-be-launched STEM Academy, is a man of many interests and talents. Gil is is a Cape Cod native who has been teaching environmental science at Sandwich High School for many years. His subjects have included coastal ecology, botany, coastal zone management, and environmental technology. Gil is one of the founders of the Barnstable Land Trust. He is also the past president of the Thornton W. Burgess Society in Sandwich and the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.
For the last 10 years, Gil has been the Program Director of ASLP, the Advanced Student Leadership Program. ASLP is an opportunity for high-achieving middle school students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – and the arts and humanities – on the campus of Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay.
We wouldn’t be inclined to ask Mr. Newton which of his books is his favorite; it would be like asking a parent which was a favorite child. In our experience, however, Gil manages to insert the topic of seaweed into nearly every conversation we have with him!