Students Explore Dyke Marsh
On November 8, 2018, 37 enthusiastic fourth graders from the Arlington’s Randolph Elementary School explored the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve with National Park Service staffers Brent O'Neill, Miguel Roberson and Susan Chumley, along with FODM volunteers.
The students were excellent observers, spotting bald eagles and snakes and they learned about plants and animals in the marsh using placards with images showing the biodiversity of the preserve. Two groups walked the entire Haul Road trail to the Potomac River using laminated guides on a nature “treasure hunt.”The rangers gave each student the Every-Kid-in-a-Park pass and encouraged them to explore our national parks with their families.
On November 19 and 20, over 100 enthusiastic fourth graders from Alexandria's John Adams Elementary School visited Dyke Marsh. NPS rangers conducted several programs, assisted by FODMers and chaperones.
Photos contributed by Glenda Booth (except first photo by Ned Stone).