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Wetlands Enrichment Tours
Wetland’s Enrichment Tours, or WET, is a specially designed educational program aimed at bringing the Hermitage’s living shoreline restoration to life for students. The program, offered to students in grades four through six, teaches what a wetland is, creatures and features of wetlands, why wetlands are important, and the flood buffering and filtering effects of wetlands.
The WET Program Allows Students to…
- Participate in a vocabulary activity that will equip them with working terminologies used in describing wetlands. Key vocabulary terms in this program include erosion, invasive plants, phragmites, water table, habitat, hydrophytes, living shoreline, sediment and pollution.
- Build a wetlands model and record experiment findings.
- See, touch, and smell the native plants living and growing in the Hermitage wetlands and buffer areas.
- Identify harmful actions that affect the Wetlands
Cost of the program is $4 per student. Some schools may qualify for transportation assistance.
The WET program meets the following Virginia SOL requirements:
Grade 4: 4.1.b, 4.5.d, 4.5.f, 4.8.a, 4.8.b
Grade 6: 6.1.j, 6.7.a-g, 6.9.a, 6.9.d
Life Science: LS.1.d, LS.7.c, LS.10.b, LS.12.b, LS.12.d, LS.12.e
For additional information on Wetlands Enrichment Tours including program content and date reservations, please contact Melissa Ball, Education Programs Coordinator at (757) 423-2052 x207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.