Juniors and seniors in Gena Dalan’s Marine Biology class participated in a special learning experience with a field trip to explore tide pools at Point Grenville.

The field trip was led by Scott Mazzone, marine fish and shellfish biologist who works through the Quinault Indian Nation. For the past six years, Scott has presented to the marine biology class, discussing current issues in marine biology and serving as beach guide during this annual field trip.

Students had hands-on experience identifying marine organisms in a Northwest tidal ecosystem, observing mussel population change, and making connections on how plastic pollution affects marine environments.