Heritage Students Take to the Water

On October 14, 2013 the science classes of Diane Bass and the Geography class of Sarah Hobson traveled to Fish Haul Creek park for a nature walk with nature guide Miss Carol.  She explained how the tides of Hilton Head are some of the highest tides of the eastern seaboard.  Her discussion of indigenous species, plant and animal, was thorough and very informative. We walked the beach at Port Royal Sound, saw snails, Camphorweed, burrow holes made by crabs and lots of Sandspur as evidenced by the burs on students pant legs!

We then traveled to Jarvis Park for a kayak trip with guides Mark and Keith.   After suiting up in life jackets, Mark explained the proper procedure for paddling, how to turn and how NOT to tip over. Everyone was successful  in their travels along the salt marsh.  We saw plenty of Cordgrass, Salt Hay and some Sea Oxe Eye Daisy as well.   A few students got overly wet but everyone enjoyed the day outdoors along the salt marsh and estuary of Hilton Head Island.  We experienced the true nature of this exceptional coastline wonder!

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