22 NMS students visit Port Isobel


With a generous grant from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund and the Virginia License Plate Initiative, Northumberland Middle School sixth-grade Talented and Gifted, Art Talented, and other teacher recommended students visited Port Isobel East October 11, 12 and 13.

The sixth graders participated in night hikes, marsh mucking, crabbing, scraping and learning about many Chesapeake Bay species, reported gifted coordinator Shauna McCranie.

“This experience is one that many former Northumberland students say was one of their fondest school memories,” said McCranie. “We also visited Tangier Island, where the students walked the island and did a scavenger hunt.”

Students and teachers experienced the Chesapeake Bay at its wildest and most remote, she said.

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