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Students take to the water to learn about river

H.E. McCracken Middle School students paddle out to check out a dolphin swimming in the May River on Tuesday during a Kids in Kayaks outing sponsored by Friends of the Rivers. A total of 120  eighth-graders will explore the river and learn about the estuarine environment in the three-day program.
H.E. McCracken Middle School students paddle out to check out a dolphin swimming in the May River on Tuesday during a Kids in Kayaks outing sponsored by Friends of the Rivers. A total of 120 eighth-graders will explore the river and learn about the estuarine environment in the three-day program. JAY KARR | The Island Packet

Several area schools have devised programs to put students in kayaks and let them see firsthand the ecosystems that thrive in the many waterways in Beaufort County.

Here, a group of eighth-graders explore May River.

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