Sarah Gamble, a park ranger with the National Park Service, walked T.C. Williams International Academy students to the focus areas in Dyke Marsh.
Photo by Veronica Bruno.
Alexandria Approximately 370 students from the new International Academy at T.C. Williams High School took part in Earth Week on Friday, April 25. International Academy students broke into groups across the area to participate in Earth Week activities along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Students were instructed in the planting of native trees, aquatic plant restoration, litter clean-up, boat building, wetland management, water quality testing and boat building.
TC partnered with the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, the City of Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Friends of Dyke Marsh, the National Park Service, Earth Sangha, Alexandria City Public Schools and INOVA hospital in the endeavor. In addition, there were many volunteers with the school and affiliated organizations as well as teachers that came out to guide the students in conservation activities.
The International Academy at TC is a two-year program designed to help recent immigrants to the U.S. in the area. This was the school's first Community Stewardship Day field trip.