It was not the most beautiful day to go on a field trip but it was a fun time!
We had to learn how to plot the tides
They did their calculations in almost record time! It would take two hours.
Cleaning up before the next group comes in
Back with our first tour guide to learn about the animals that live around the Yorktown
Turtles and flounder, she talked about the algae. Not sure, but I am hoping she was fighting off a bad cold.
a critter of the critter room
There we had a new leader. He was great. Gave all sorts of fun tidbits, one of the pilots from the Yorktown had an airport named for him. Perhaps you heard of it? It's in Chicago, O'hare.
We learned that new carriers are only about 100 feet wider and just a little longer but they have 6000 crew on board and the early carriers only had 1500 or so. There are also helicopters on the new carriers.
The proper name is not the Congressional Medal of Honor, it is the Medal of Honor.
We learned about the female surgeon in the Civil War who won the Medal of Honor. Her name was Dr. Mary Walker. And the youngest recipient the 12 year old Civil War Drummer Boy, Willie Johnston.
Looking at enlarged images of the three Medals of Honor. One for the Navy (including Coast Guard), Army and Air Force.
Due to some of the segments taking a little longer than anticipated we had to hurry up and catch the bus!
We got back at just a little before 2.
Lon wants to go back and do some more exploring!