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Discussing Marine Environmental Protection with High Schoolers

posted Jan 3, 2010, 6:01 PM by Andrew Welch
Andrew Welch, Marine Safety officer for Flotilla Arlington | Northern Virginia, spent the day on December 17, 2009 discussing Marine Environmental Protection and the role of the Coast Guard with students at Berkeley Springs High School in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Welch discussed the experience on his blog, a portion of which is quoted below.

"Speaking with a mix of Government, Biology, and Environmental Science classes, we covered a variety of topics including invasive species (also called aquatic nuisance species), hazardous materials and marine pollution, Coast Guard roles and responsibilities, and the process by which a system based on rule of law principles incorporates international engagement, law making, policy formulation, implementation, and all of the external inputs to generate the "playbook" by which government agencies (such as the Coast Guard) get their job done."