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Hutton Program brings budding marine biologists to campus

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The Hutton Program, a pilot program partnering with the College of Natural Resources and Environment and the American Fisheries Society, is enlightening high-school students about career opportunities in fisheries professions through first-hand experience.
Gg and novae are here today with the Hutton scholarship program. We are taking them around, showing them the freshwater mollusk Conservation Center, showing them some of the techniques that we use to culture freshwater mussels. We took them on a couple of field trips to the clint forever to show them some of our release sites, to give them a sense of the field work that we do. And we're just trying to give them a good overall experience as to what it's like to work in freshwater mussels. I come from Northern Virginia and I got to James Madison High School. My mom's friend told me about this because her daughter was most are looking into marine biology opportunities. We've learned about muscle, dash water. And we didn't like not only in kayak. Like cath lab sessions, engineered for some advantage that allows you to create. Rather than Potomac, Maryland. I go to Richard Montgomery and I'm a senior right now in high school. I was a volunteer at the National Aquarium during my junior year of high school. They sent out all kinds of programs like a triangle. I learned about the Hadn't program. Ever since I was six, I was always really passionate about marine life and marine biology. So I want to join a program and that, and then major and get my Bachelor's of science. Isn't going great. I've been having lab work, field work. I've been talking to professors. It's a really good experience. I'm so glad I can be part of it.