On Friday, September 22, the eighth grade participated in the worldwide event, Coastal Cleanup. Walking through the fort, beach, and parking lots at Popham Beach, we collected 1,841 cigarette butts, many sandals, several abandoned lobster traps, rubber bands, bottles, cans, and hundreds of miscellaneous pieces of plastic. The park ranger and several beachgoers were very appreciative of our students’ work. Data from the cleanup will be sent to the Coastal Cleanup organization which will be added to a world wide data base.
In September, students also spent some time learning about the history of Yarmouth through a visit to the Yarmouth Historical Society for a slide show and a walking tour of Main Street.
Thank you to the PTO for funding the colorful tie dye t-shirts in the photo!