FCPS students visit Wetland Mesocosm Compound


Dr. Changwoo Ahn pictured with students from Lake Braddock Secondary School.

On a bright sunny day, middle school students from Lake Braddock Secondary School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology gathered in small groups at the Wetland Mesocosm Compound to listen to George Mason University undergraduates talk about their environmental research.

In one group, middle school students were learning about the difference between having a wide variety of plants in a wetland versus having just one type of plant. In another, they learned about soil and deposits. Questions were asked and answered. The teachers looked on with excitement.

“I just hope they take away a better understanding and appreciation of the wetlands,” says Patricia Driscoll, a seventh grade life sciences teacher at Lake Braddock in Burke, Va. Driscoll was excited when she learned about the opportunity because it blended well with the students’ classroom learning.

Read the full article from the Mason NewsDesk on 5/17/2013…


Dr. Changwoo Ahn pictured with students from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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