Every year, fifth-graders in Kodiak take a boat out to Woody Island and camp in cabins there for a few days to learn about the history, birds, and wildlife of Woody Island. That includes the shelled creatures and fish that live on its beaches. Switgard Duesterloh, who teaches district students marine biology through the Ocean Science Discovery Program, led a tide pooling expedition where kids could roam free along the intertidal zone.
They climbed rocks crusted in barnacles and slathered in sea weed, and KMXT’s Kayla Desroches followed them with her microphone to record their discoveries. She has this audio postcard of their adventures.
Featured photo of star fish on KMXT’s front page by Michael Elsen.