MHS adventures to Fox Island
By Brittany Titus
Round Table editor
Fox Island is a place where one can go crabbing, marsh mucking, and playing in the mud. It’s a place to teach students about the environment and how to conserve on many resources.
On March 31, Middletown High School students went on a journey to Fox Island. Staying there for a few nights, students had the chance to learn more about what it was like to live a more traditional lifestyle- using less resources to survive.
“I learned that we have very little water resources that are available to us and we waste a lot of it. Like each person uses 100 gallons of water a day, which is a lot,” said MHS junior Ginny Dinh.
By doing different activities such as canoeing, students had a unique experience with traveling to different islands and learning new things.
MHS senior Katie Tartaglia said,” we focused on conserving our resources such as light, water and trash. We learned a lot about the Chesapeake Bay and spend a lot of time on a boat and collected sea animals. We were always outside no matter what the weather was and we all bonded very well together.”
Some students had previously been on the trip, but still had a good time.
“I went last year so I already knew most of the trivia and information. However, I learned that people from any sort of group of friends can join together and become close and gang up on a less-than-satisfactory counselor,” said Tartaglia.
MHS has been visiting Fox Island for years. It’s a new opportunity for students to learn more about the environment and help take part in making the world a better place to live in.
“It’s a chance to do some things in the environment that they probably wouldn’t get to do normally,” said environmental science teacher Scott Bean.