Cape Gazette

Dewey Beach Patrol hosts environmental outreach program

Aug 16, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Chris Patrone of the Delaware Sea Grant Program helps Riley Faircloth identify plankton caught in the net while Luke Burton, center, and Joe Coveleski, hidden, await their turn.

The Dewey Beach Patrol combined with Envirotech Evironmental Consulting, the Center for the Inland Bays, The Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, and The Delaware Sea Grant Program to reach out to the community and expose them to the plant and animal life in the Inland Bays ecosystem.

The August 7 outreach program invited participants to engage in educational activities such as fish seining, horseshoe crabs and their lifecycle, wetlands function, aquatic macro-invertebrate identification and marine reptile displays.


Dewey Beach Patrol's Chico Barranco points out aquatic macro-invertebrates caught in his sein to the children gathered at his station. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Emma Keil, 7, left, and her brother Wyatt, 11, examine the aquatic life caught by Envirotech Environmental Consulting. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Luke Burton, 9, examines plankton under a microscope from the Sea Grant College Program. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Chance McGill, 7, examines the sea turtle shell brought by the Marine Education, Research and Rehabitation Institute. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Environtech Director of Operations Brooke Baker demonstrates how clams move to Victoria Parson, left, and Drew Fitzkee. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
McKenzie Todd, 5, shows her shiner caught in the fish sein. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sea Grant coastal hazards and resiliency specialist Wendy Carey explains how to escape the danger of a rip current. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Chris Patrone, right, of the Delaware Sea Grant Program helps Riley Faircloth identify plankton under a microscope. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Luke Burton identifies plankton caught in the Rehoboth Bay (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Dewey Beach Patrol guard Chico Barranco shows sein-caught aquatic life to Ellie Roberts, Sam Starr, Carrie Clausios and Matthew Friscia. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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