Sixth Grade Students Study Marine Life Along Coastal Shores
As part of the Gerstell Academy's Middle School STEM program, students in the sixth grade participate in a four-day overnight science field trip each year to the Chincoteague Bay Field Station on Wallops Island, Virginia. This year, the students were introduced to a variety of concepts in the biological, chemical and physical sciences and each one developed their critical thinking skills as they studied the intertidal beaches, sand dunes, and salt marshes along the coast. The students were provided an opportunity to work with oceanographic equipment and enjoyed hands-on observation of marine environments and organisms. This middle school experience will remain with our students for many years to come.