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May 8, 2013

Environmental educators study keystone species

On March 21, the second session of the Keystone Species Workshop was held at the VCU Rice Center.

This workshop series, conducted in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University Life Sciences Outreach Education and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, brought together scientists and environmental educators from throughout Virginia to learn about and discuss the history, current understanding, and future outlook for important (keystone) plants and animals in the Chesapeake Bay. The focus of the March 21st session was to study ecosystem-based fisheries management, invasive and endangered species.

In a prior session, educators made ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) for underwater exploration, and tested them in a water feature at the Rice Center.