Young marine scientists
Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS) summer enrichment camp, “Hot Days-Cool Science,” hosted by Rappahannock Community College, took a field trip to the Urbanna Town Marina where they spent the morning fishing, crabbing, checking water quality and learning about the creatures and history of the Chesapeake Bay.
Above, students hold oysters ranging in age from just a few months to several years. The oysters were from the CBGS oyster float. The students include, clockwise from bottom, Jack Ruark, Cole Ruark, Emilie Smith, Chloe Hodges, Dale Johnson, Larkin Rae, Daniel Willis, Adam Smith, Diego Rayas, Kenneth Beam and Colleen Rae.
The oysters will be planted in the river to help oyster restoration efforts. During their time at camp, students also learned about arthropods in the marine and terrestrial environment. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)