100% of the proceeds from MARSH Fest will go to empowering students and educating the next generation of engaged citizens.    

With your help we hope to give every 8th grade student in Accomack and Northampton County a field experience.

What is a field experience?


Catching and identifying mummichogs, killfish and flounder on the back of a reasearch vessel in the Chincoteague Bay.  Standing knee-deep in the marsh mud, exploring one of the most ecologically productive ecosystems on earth.  Building Oyster Castles (c) and planting Spartina alterniflora at the Living Shoreline to protect local communities from rising sea levels.  These educational and inspiring experiences often turn into "ah-ha!" moments where concepts taught in the classroom connect to real-life situations.