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  • Engaging Youth with Planting and Discovery

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    The goal of the B-WET program is to have students grow native grasses (Vallisneria americana) in the classroom and plant those grasses in Mariners’ Lake to help sustain the health of the Lake. During the year, students also learn about local Chesapeake Bay environmental issues and solutions, eventually leading to the creation of a hands-on action project to address a problem in our community.

  • Testing the Waters with B-WET

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    This particular bay watershed education and training grant, known as B-WET, is an environmental program for K-12 students that is focused on hands-on, place-based watershed learning. Our program works with 9th-grade high schoolers in the Newport News Public Schools.

  • Abuzz with Activity in the Bumblebee Learning Garden

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Mariners' Park
    • Wildlife

    If you are planning to visit the Museum and Park and want to explore a fun place, please consider passing by our lovely Learning Garden. We chose plants that bloom at various times of the year (namely spring, summer, and fall), and many plants are in full bloom right now. One of the most impressive and wonderful bee attractors is the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).

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