Wildwood’s science outing

Seventh-grade honors science students at Wildwood Middle School recently traveled to the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, Va., to see the special exhibit, “Angling in the Western World” as part of their cross-curricular study of brook trout.

Science teacher Carolyn Thomas, art teacher Laura Miller and parents accompanied the students as they viewed the on-loan exhibition of mid-17th to 21st-century American and British works on the history of fishing as a sporting activity.

In addition to viewing paintings, illustrations, sculpture and rare books, students also examined a notebook kept by President Theodore Roosevelt with his reflections on fishing as well as an early edition of Izaak Walton’s “The Compleat Angler” first published in 1653.

Nicole Stribling, assistant curator, guided students through the exhibit.


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