Climb aboard vessels, like the Lynx, and learn about the skill required to man them. Then, try your hand at filter building and learn more about the importance of the oyster to water purification. Step into the role of archeologist and get your hands dirty while digging for artifacts too. Who says you can’t have fun while learning?
On the Thursday before the Festival, the Marine Science Legacy Program hosts its annual Oyster Festival Education Day where students from area schools take their learning out of the classroom and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on activities relevant to the community they reside.
The Marine Science Legacy Programming is made possible by the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund “license plate” grant. Applications for the plates can be obtained at www.dmv.virginia.gov.