Adrin Snider / Daily Press
April 26, 2002
Standing ready for the next seining attempt Travis Messick of Poquoson High School mans the end of a seining net which was used by students Friday to collect marine life from the shallow waters off of Dog Beach at Ft. Monroe...Students from Poquoson High School and Hampton High School attended the Fort Monroe Chesapeake Bay Habitats Field Trip on Friday. The field trip allowed students to learn through hands-on experiences about life in the estuarine habitats through investigations of shallow water, salt marshes and beaches. The field trip is an example of Ft. Monroe's public school parternship program and was promoted by the Ft. Monroe Directorate of Public Works' Enviornmental Division and the installation's School Liason Office. Approximaltey 40 students from Hampton and Poquoson High Schools took part in the hands-on field trip. Representatives from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuary Research Reserve in Virginia lead the two groups of students in the investigations.