Kecoughtan High School Ecology Club participates in Earth Day outreach and beach studies at Ft. Monroe
Students in the Kecoughtan High School Ecology Club have been busy doing their part to protect our environment. During Earth Week in April, they staffed a demonstration outside the cafeteria during school lunches, reminding classmates of materials that can be recycled in school recycling bins. They also chalked environmental messages at the Hampton Clean City Commission in preparation for the community Earth Day event held on April 23. Club members including Darius McCallum (and brothers Jahleel [Phoebus High School] and Nigel [Jones Magnet Middle School]), Nasser Veasey, Rowan McAdoo, Corey Dotson, and Deliah Bowman designed and implemented a recycling game with prizes at their outreach table to educate youth on what materials can be recycled in the city of Hampton. These student leaders also assisted Bee City Hampton with a pollinator tour – in bee costumes!
Club members spent countless afternoons relocating plants, pavers, and benches that had to be moved to make way for the construction of the new science wing.
On June 9, club members were rewarded for their efforts with an after-school beach studies field trip at Ft. Monroe. Club members tested water quality, learned to measure turbidity using a turbidity tube, collected plankton using a plankton tow and made close-up observations under a microscope, and identified plants and animals collected using a seine net.
Mrs. Sandra Hooper and Ms. Sally Lewis are long-time sponsors of the Ecology Club.