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Agents for Change Shoreline Clean-up Project

As agents for Change, we started with a community project.  5th grade students teamed up with the Friends of the Rappahanock to learn about the importance of keeping our local waterways clean, and how to clean up our shoreline.  Students collected trash from the beaches, researched the effects of pollution, and presented their digital and physical projects at the Urbanna Oyster Festival Education Day this fall. 


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