As tomorrow is the first day of Fall, the “cooler” temperatures bring to mind being in the classroom, Pilgrims coming to a new land and symposiums. Come join us at Patriots Point September 30th at 10:00am in the ship’s theater. The program, “From Boat to Boots and Beyond,” features guest speaker, Lt. Col. Lan T. Dalat who was a Vietnamese refugee, much like those very first Pilgrims. So come and enjoy a day on the USS Yorktown and walk and meet heroes of the past and present!
Yesterday, Dr. Erik Sotka of the College of Charleston set out some home-made plankton "nets" to catch a variety of baby crab species! Did you know that juvenile crabs found in salt water ecosystems are actually plankton? So cool! Dr. Sotka also devised a neat way to trap these babies so his students can take a closer look. Using air filters like the ones found in schools and homes, he framed them in PVC to hold them rigid against the current and hung them here at Patriots Point!
Patriots Point Education Department