Chincoteague Bay Field Station has a new partner that is making an impact right here on the Eastern Shore in a BIG way. Yesterday Sam Sellard and Ken Schultz visited CBFS on behalf of the Eastern Shore of Virginia's Anglers Club to present a check of $3,000 to support our Kids to Camp Scholarships in the summer of 2017. This scholarship fund helps to offset the costs of summer camp for families who otherwise wouldn't be able to send their children for such an experience.
Summer camps at CBFS are more than your traditional camp experience - our students are immersed in formative field experiences where they get their feet wet, hands muddy, and minds engaged in marine science. They're educational, inspirational, and empowering experiences that often times encourage students to pursue higher education and careers in the sciences.
Going forward, the Anglers Club will use proceeds from its annual Onancock Bay Challenge fishing tournament, held in September, to fund these scholarships, and CBFS will administer the program and select recipients from Accomack and Northampton Counties. Check out these links for more information about summer camps and our Kids to Camp Scholarship.
Learn more about the great work that the Anglers Club does by visiting their website and following them on Facebook.
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