DOBSON – Eleven ecology Surry Group School college students went on the sector journey throughout their spring break in March with Biology Teacher Grayson Patton, visiting the Outer Banks from Corolla to Ocracoke. There they have been capable of examine coastal ecology, saltmarsh ecology, and migrating fowl ecology.
“We hoped to learn the significance of barrier island systems, and the role they play in sustaining biodiversity and ecosystem functioning,” mentioned Patton. “In in the present day’s world, it’s powerful to search out coastal areas with out resorts, strip malls, and business buildings. With the ability to see what a barrier island system ought to seem like is a rewarding expertise. It additionally reveals us the significance of defending these areas for future generations.
“A stand-out experience is always seeing a student’s face light up when they see the beauty of an ecosystem, which has had little human impact. It is always my hope that students walk away with a more substantial appreciation of wild areas and strive to protect them throughout their lives. More now than ever, we need wild areas to remind us that life exists outside of the society we have created.”
Taking part college students included: Briana Teter, Carmen Smith, and Rebecca Billos of Mount Ethereal; Kenneth Uribio and Polly Kreh of Dobson; Daniel Grande Cortes of Lowgap; Ruth Caudle of Lambsburg, Virginia; Celena Pardue and Jessica Huson of Elkin; Dawson Faulwetter of East Bend; and Janea Yaksetic and Erica Castillo-Duran of Hamptonville.
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