Seamore Zhu, a rising junior from Western Albemarle High School and Orion Bloom, a rising senior from the Miller School of Albemarle will present their experiences from the 23rd Annual Rotary Chesapeake Bay Conference to the Charlottesville Rotary Club during its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Omni Hotel.
 
Seamore Zhu, a rising junior from Western Albemarle High School and Orion Bloom, a rising senior from the Miller School of Albemarle will present their experiences from the 23rd Annual Rotary Chesapeake Bay Conference to the Charlottesville Rotary Club during its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Omni Hotel.  The students were each awarded full-paid scholarships from the Charlottesville Rotary Club to attend the 5 day event sponsored by the Gloucester Rotary Club.
 
The conference for high school student leaders interested in developing their research skills in the sciences, is a Rotary International recognized applied field research program in marine biology.  During the conference, the students considered environmental impact assessments and the fragility of and threats to the Chesapeake Bay basin, as well as opportunities for renewal of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.  Orion and Seamore were joined by over twenty other outstanding high school student leaders selected from across the Commonwealth.  The student research group traveled by ship to Tangier Island and worked with biologists, other research scientists and environmentalists during the conference.
 
When asked about the conference Orion and Seamore unanimously agreed “we had a great time and really learned a lot about the Bay and the surrounding areas.  We would recommend this Conference to anyone, it was a great experience!”
 
The Charlottesville Rotary Club plans to award at least two scholarships to the 2014 Conference to be held next July.  For more information please contact Brad Bodager, bbodager@millerschool.org.