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Students from Queen Anne's County do field study on Choptank River

Posted: 5:58 PM, Apr 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-24 17:59:49-04

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Students from Queen Anne's County High School went on a field trip on Wednesday to the Choptank River in Cambridge.

Every high school freshman in Queen Anne’s County will go on to the Choptank River to learn more about the bay and it’s tributaries.

"It just bring learning to life. Students are able to apply all those things they learned in the classroom, all the things they learned in books and they make it real," said Queen Anne’s County School Superintendent Dr. Andrea Kane. "And they investigate and they try and they see what works and they see what doesn’t work and that is just what makes learning fun. It’s investigation.

The students were loaded up into canoes and went out on the Choptank, taking water samples and learning about environment. Some had a little more hands on experience than others.

"We got to actually experience everything and actually be in the water," said Emily Kolanda.

After a quick toweling off, the lessons continued. For most of the students it was fun and to learn things about the bay but for one particular student this was more than that, this is his future.

Aiden Buffem is a freshman and says he would like to be a waterman.

"Well, if It’s not healthy and once I’m grown up and on the water, what is there to catch? I won’t be able to catch stripe bass if the water is too unhealthy. I won’t be able to do anything, I won’t be able to make a living off of it," said Buffem.

So as Aiden ponders his future, the learning continues.