WFS 8th Graders Study Ecology at Cape Henlopen

WFS 8th grade students participated in the REECH program in Cape Henlopen State Park, a one-day hands-on learning experience with the goal of understanding how well the coastal ecosystem is functioning. The program included an overview of marine ecology in the Delaware Bay, as well as a study of the of coastal wetlands ecology in the maritime forest and salt marsh. The day concluded with an interactive program on the significance of the Horseshoe Crab to the Delaware Bay. In addition to enhancing the study of ecology in their Biology 8 course, the Cape Henlopen trip provided opportunities for students to explore this year’s school-wide theme of stewardship and sustainability.