Message in Bottle Earns Students Visit to Plum Island
May 20, 2015
East Hampton Star: Stories that start with finding a message in a bottle can get pretty interesting.
In the case of Lee Mohlere’s 5th-grade social studies class at John M. Marshall Elementary School [in East Hampton, NY], what began with a lesson on climate and geography ended with a trip last week to Plum Island, the federal government-owned facility where the students’ message happened to wash up in March.
While learning about currents, Ms. Mohlere’s class wrote a letter and placed it in an empty glass bottle sealed with a cork and duct tape. With permission from the Cross Sound Ferry operator, Ms. Mohlere tossed it overboard in November and hoped for the best.