SRA Brings The Floating Classroom To Annapolis

Measuring clarity with a Secchi Disk.

This summer, SRA will bring our exciting Floating Classroom program to the City of Annapolis Recreation & Parks’ summer day camp program.

We’ll be taking campers from the Pip Moyer Recreation Center out on the Severn River for a hands-on, scientific experience studying water quality, oysters and reef habitat – and enjoy a boat ride.

During their adventures¬†on SRA’s scientific research vessel, students will use professional water quality monitoring equipment to track oxygen, temperature, pH, salinity and clarity.

They’ll learn how these factors affect oysters, a keystone species in our waterways, and what they can do to ensure that oysters can thrive in the Severn River.

In the picture at right, students are using a Secchi disk to measure clarity.

The Floating Classroom is made possible thanks to generous support from our donors and education grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Baltimore Gas & Electric.

Here are some pictures of other students enjoying their Classroom experience: