William Floyd School District: Nathaniel Woodhull and William Floyd High School Students Spend “A Day in the Life of Carmans River”
September 30, 2021
Students of Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School and William Floyd High School students recently participated in the Carmans River-focused Day in the Life program, a fun and hands-on science exploration event featuring students exploring and collecting information on the Carmans River and the estuary and learning how it fits into the larger ecosystem.
The students examined the physical and chemical aspects of the river, carried out an inventory of the biodiversity of flora and fauna and helped to collect scientific data, as well as review the work currently underway to restore various species of fish. migrants in their historic seasonal spawning environments.
Dawna Cintron, science teacher at William Floyd High School, took a group of students to Smith Point Marina and explored the bay and beach – taking water samples via a Bay Constable boat, as well than on the shore. While at the same time, the fourth graders of Mr. Murphy’s classes, Ms. Cook, Ms. Stern, Ms. Shiralli and Ms. Nocella had the opportunity to see some of the river creatures collected with the seine up close. nets at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge!
This fun opportunity was made possible by the Central Pine Barrens Commission, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Please check out the flickr album for more photos from both sites, including students from Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School and William Floyd High School!