Merriam Park students’ vision for a trip to the bottom of the sea earns it a spot among finalists in Battle of the Brains competition

Merriam Park instructional coach Dustin Springer and principal Cho Druen celebrate with students after learning they were finalists in this year's Battle of the Brains competition. Photo via Merriam Park Elementary on Twitter.
Merriam Park instructional coach Dustin Springer and principal Cho Druen celebrate with students after learning they were finalists in this year’s Battle of the Brains competition. Photo via Merriam Park Elementary on Twitter.

Coming face-to-face with a giant humpback whale. Darting between the stinging tentacles of a jelly fish. Climbing up a wall of sea coral.

These are just some of the features a team of Merriam Park Elementary students envision for a new exhibit at Science City in Union Station. And their creative approach to providing an educational experience about life in the sea has earned them a spot among the finalists in this year’s Battle of the Brains competition.