Kids casting

The entire school went out to the marsh at Hobcaw Barony on Friday, August 30. “This is the best day ever,” said Wilfredo Urias, seventh-grader, as he stomped around in the pluff mud. He and his friends crabbed, pulled the seine and learned how to throw the cast net off the dock, catching mullet, pinfish, pompano and even a large black drum. The field trip was organized by Dr. Michelle Neubauer, our school’s marine biologist, who had students dissecting crabs in preparation for the experience. Hobcaw’s Beth Thomas taught the students all about the importance of estuaries for the life of the ocean and helped the students understand how fragile this amazing ecosystem is. We look forward to our next field trip out on Winyah Bay in just couple of weeks.