Join the Leesylvania State Park for the opportunity to spend a day aboard a historic Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat, Half Shell.
Throughout the day children and families will have the chance to participate in hands-on science activities, explore aquatic life, and learn the history of buy boats in the Chesapeake Bay. While onboard children will have the opportunity to fish with a 16 foot otter trawl net, try their hand at crabbing, and assist the Captain in steering the Half Shell. Other activities include:
- Catching plankton
- Benthic life (bottom dwellers)
- Boat Building
- Clam dissection
- Fish identification
Half Shell Dates are:
Tuesday, July 5 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday, July 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.