2008-06-06 / School News

RWA Hosts USACE Workshop For Local Students

Students look at a horseshoe crab, found at Beach 29 Street, with USACE biologist, Rob Smith. Students look at a horseshoe crab, found at Beach 29 Street, with USACE biologist, Rob Smith. The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) hosted a workshop for KAPPA VI and PS 43 students. The Students worked with biologists and engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The students learned about the shoreline habitat and touched some of the marine animals that were found on the beach earlier that morning.

The RWA reached out to the USACE in an effort to inform the local community about the dredging that takes place off the Rockaway shorelines and the extent of the work the corps does to keep the waterways clear. This was the first time the USACE visited schools in Rockaway.

KAPPA VI Professor Jennifer Cantey holds a sand flea for students to see. KAPPA VI Professor Jennifer Cantey holds a sand flea for students to see. Biologist from USACE discusses some of the marine life found off the beach. Biologist from USACE discusses some of the marine life found off the beach. PS 43 students hold up sea stars as teacher Kelly Hynson looks on. PS 43 students hold up sea stars as teacher Kelly Hynson looks on.

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