Oyster Obsession: Studying Oysters at Alabama's Half-Shell High School

Article published by oyster-obsession.com

NOVEMBER 3, 2016


Sometimes an oyster obsession becomes a vocation. For a couple of Mobile Bay area teachers, the obsession spawned a high school curriculum. Julian Stewart, Aquaculture Program Director at Alma Bryant High School in Irvington, Alabama, has taught at the school for seventeen years. He recently started the Half-Shell High School program with his wife and fellow teacher, Lynn, even securing an EPA grant, to help promote and preserve off-bottom oyster farming in the area. We were able to catch up with Stewart for a Q&A to reflect on the changes he sees in the industry, his thoughts on its future, and the difference this program is making.

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