Fifth Grade CHESPAX Program Description

Students learn about the importance of the Eastern Oyster to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Students discover that the oyster population today is only a small fraction of the population that existed a century ago. Students visit Flag Ponds Nature Park or Fishing Creek in Chesapeake Beach to assist in an oyster gardening project and to learn first hand, about the role of the oyster in the ecology of the bay. Students use what they have learned to create a flyer or poster to promote oyster gardening among Calvert County residents.

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