The Second Annual James River Expedition- a floating classroom on the James- is underway. The three-part Expedition launched from Iron Gate near Covington, Va. on June 23 and will conclude in Hampton on July 28. Students and teachers from nine different high schools across Virginia are paddling and exploring one of the three major geographical sections of the James - the upper, middle and lower James. During the expedition, students learn about the James by conducting scientific experiments such as water-quality testing, macro-invertebrate sampling, and wildlife identification. They are also touring facilities along the river and talking with experts on the history and ecology of the River.
Watch this Science Mattters video report from WCVE Public Radio’s John Ogle
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