Oyster Festival Education Day highlights science and history

Chesapeake Academy seventh grade students were among those attending the recent Oyster Festival Education Day in Urbanna.

Oyster Festival Education Day brings the expertise of government and private organizations to students with a focus on watershed science and history, reported science teacher Robin Blake. It is a cooperative effort of the Marine Science Legacy Program, the Oyster Festival Waterfront Committee and the Oyster Festival Foundation. Chesapeake Academy develops a marine science thread throughout the curriculum that culminates in a comparative field study between the Florida Keys and the Chesapeake Bay.

“Oyster Education Days is a great event for our students to test and expand their understanding of our local waterways,” said Blake.

Students visited 10 stations, learning about different aspects of the bay’s keystone species…