Our latest addition from Emerald Isle, North Carolina comes from Mrs. Sheila Moore’s Marine Science class at Croatan High School, whose students documented the passing of Hurricane Sandy.
For their class project, students brought in sand from their own collections and excursions, samples from all over the world – Ireland, Turks and Caicos, and beach vacations. They investigated the class collection through the microscope and described the samples for grain size, color, presence of organic material, how they were sorted and how mature the grains were.
Afterwards, the students explored the Sandrific website in class. Since Croatan High is near North Carolina’s Bogue Banks, Mrs. Sheila Moore sent us a sand sample from Emerald Isle. Students provided their own photographs, capturing the beach before, during and after the hurricane moved past the coast.
Check out the Emerald Isle map point and their photo series here:
Our hearts go out to all who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
We wish Mrs. Sheila Moore’s Marine Science class the best of luck in their studies and hope that their contribution to Sandrific inspires other students to pursue science.
Thank you Sheila, Peyton, Sharon, Emily, Morgan, Maddie, Kat, Eric!