marine science legacy program
Marine Science Legacy Program The Marine Science Legacy Program was established in 2007 through the generosity of a grant by Dominion, which also was used to produce the 50th Anniversary documentary, Working on the Water. This program serves to bring an understanding of the Chesapeake Bay, its ecology, its history, its heritage, and its future to Middlesex County middle and high school students. The Legacy program works to involve students and teachers in active environmental learning by coordinating in-service opportunities, local field trips, both on and off the water, and educational enrichment within their classrooms.
Oyster Festival Education Day, which brings the resources of the entire festival to a number of local schools, occurs on the Thursday before the festival. It is a cooperative effort of the Legacy program, the Oyster Festival Waterfront, and the Foundation.