Anne Smith (left), Virginia Clean Marina Coordinator, tells students it takes 450 years for plastic bottles to decompose. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Anne Smith (left), Virginia Clean Marina Coordinator, tells students it takes 450 years for plastic bottles to decompose. ©Janet Krenn/VASG
Colleges In Virginia
Image by Virginia Sea Grant
Did you know it takes longer for fishing wire to decompose than an aluminum can?

Can you name some of the fish that are part of Virginia’s Saltwater Game Fish Tagging Program?

These are just some of the things students who participated in 2011 Urbanna Oyster Festival Marine Science Legacy Day heard about at the VIMS booth, led by members of Virginia Sea Grant’s Marine Extension Program at VIMS. After talking to students about marine debris and the Game Fish Tagging Program, Anne Smith (Clean Marina Specialist) and Susanna Musick (Marine Recreation Specialist) led students in a fishing game. Students would use a rod and reel to pull in either a fish or a type of marine debris. Then they’d take their catch over to a table to look up information about it.

The Urbanna Oyster Festival Marine Science Legacy Day brings hundreds of elementary school students to Urbanna, VA to learn about science, conservation, and issues in the Chesapeake Bay.

For more information about Virginia Sea Grant and our educational activities, visit vaseagrant.vims.edu

Help Save Janet – Yul Kwon speaks out! DMV Valentine’s Day 2012

Yul Kwon speaks out on the importance of registering to become bone marrow donors in the Asian American community. This February 14, 2012 local college campuses are hosting a registry, donation, and fundraising drive in the DMV area. Come out, get registered and help Save Janet. Colleges: University of Maryland at College Park, Student Union, Prince George’s Room George Washington University, Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom University of Maryland Baltimore County, Greek Room, 2nd floor, Commons Bldg Eastern Virginia Medical School, Brickell Library Atrium George Mason University, Johnson Center, Kiosk H www.helpingjanet.com www.helpingjanet.tumblr.com www.twitter.com/helpingjanet www.facebook.com/helpingjanet credits: Video Production – Dimensionfx.com Shot on location – American University Media Production Center
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David Shanklin, 19, Lives in a Coal Company Town near Sunbright, West Virginia, and Graduated From Logan County High School. His Girlfriend, Janet Edwards, 17, Still Attends High School in Logan…

David Shanklin, 19, Lives in a Coal Company Town near Sunbright, West Virginia, and Graduated From Logan County High School. His Girlfriend, Janet Edwards, 17, Still Attends High School in Logan…
Colleges In Virginia
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: David Shanklin, 19, Lives in a Coal Company Town near Sunbright, West Virginia, and Graduated From Logan County High School. His Girlfriend, Janet Edwards, 17, Still Attends High School in Logan. David’s Father Was Killed in the Mines in 1954 by a Roof Fall and He Wants to Be a Miner, But His Mother Doesn’t Want Him To. The Youth Has a Brother Working in the Mines. Notice the Out Houses in Front of the Homes 04/1974

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13966

Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929-

Subjects:
West Virginia (United States) state
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

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