Captain Tom took our Marine Adventure Science day campers out on the boat yesterday, where educators Jesse and Nate lead them in a series of activities about the coastal habitats of Chincoteague Bay marine life.
Pictured in the slideshow above, these campers got to learn hands-on about the water they were standing above: the PH balance, the salinity, the qualities of its sediment, and what these things mean for the environment. They used the boat to trawl for fish that they could study back at the Field Station.
“My favorite part about camp so far was playing in the marsh,” Lindsay said. “I thought it was fun! A lot of people thought it was messy, but I liked it."
Throughout the week, campers also made crafts, explored beaches and coastal environments, and went on nature trail hikes. All of these things help them learn about the ecology of Virginia’s Eastern Shore while also soaking up the sun and getting their feet wet, a staple of summer at the Field Station!
CBFS offers day camps during the summer for campers ages 5-15, along with overnight camps for ages 8-18 in coastal ecology, marine biology, coastal art, and kayaking.
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