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Oyster education at MES

Sara Beam and Middlesex Elementary School students look at oysters living in a glass tank.

Last week students at Middlesex Elementary School (MES) focused on oyster education. Sara Beam from the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School came to MES and shared firsthand information on oysters and what they contribute to the world. 

MES principal Amy Stamm had students write about what they learned and one student’s paper was selected that represented what this experience was all about. That paper follows:

Learning About Oysters with Mrs. Beam

by Ella Hodges

In our class, we learned from Mrs. Beam that we are at the top of the food chain and under us are oysters. Oysters help us by eating all of the gross and icky stuff in the water. They clean the water for us so I think that they are nice and caring animals. After we learned about oysters from the teacher, each table got to observe them. Each table got a jar with mud, crabs, shrimp and gobby fish in them. We drew pictures of each animal and wrote three adjectives about them. Lastly, we wrote a thank you note to the oysters for keeping the bay clean. So to me, Oysters are heroes.

posted 11.06.2013

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