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Students help bring oysters back to Chesapeake Bay

Posted at 7:24 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 08:00:49-04

BEL AIR, Md — Every year Harford Day School celebrates smARTs week', a chance for students to take a break from academics and spend their time on arts-focused initiatives.

Wednesday started smARTs week and students were celebrating by working with the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland. They are building oyster reef balls to help bring back the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay.

"These end up in the bay covered in oysters and help provide habitat," said David Sikorski, the Executive Director of CCA Maryland. "Oysters help filter the water and are an extremely important part of the Chesapeake Bay."

Students also get a chance to participate in other art projects to improve Maryland during the week. They will focus on things like poetry, origami, creative writing and improvisation.