Chincoteague Bay Field Station Provides Learning Opportunity for Bio Students
Biology students spent four days learning about coastal ecology at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Wallops Island, Virginia, with their teacher Dr. Nancy Burke.
While learning about the intertidal zone, dune ecology, and maritime forest ecology, the group motored through the bay on a boat excursion, gathered specimen, and identified organisms in a lab setting. Although the weather wasn’t as warm as last year, this group of students were exceptionally lucky to find an endangered terrapin and witness phosphorescent jellies.
According to their Programs Brochure, CBFS's mission is to provide outstanding multi-disciplinary educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic Coast region through field-based and hands-on learning. To accomplish its mission, CBFS collaborates closely with community partners such as NASA, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service, and other public and private partners.