WCHS Science Club


wchsscienceclub-webMembers of the Wildwood Catholic Environmental Science Club erected three osprey nesting platforms in the marsh area along the North Wildwood Causeway on Dec. 18. In October, Jon Roskey from the Osprey Recovery Project spoke to the students about the need in providing suitable nesting habitats for osprey as they return to the area every March. This initiated the Environmental Science Club to begin a multi-faceted initiative. The project was broken up into multiple phases. Students originally built the three nesting platforms in November, with hopes of getting them up before January. “Building and erecting the nesting platforms, monitoring and banding the osprey, and continued maintenance is the yearly goal. We will be adding platforms every year to areas throughout the county,” explained Kevin Quinn, moderator of the club. Pictured are Sean O’Brian, Von Schifferdecker, Jason Krobatcsh, Hannah Padrnos, Quinn and Trevor Cooper.