Environmental Experiential Lessons

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Taking a school field trip is often an enhancement to classroom studies and high school students had an opportunity to do just that when they climbed aboard an actual research vessel in Shinnecock Bay. Students from Marine Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Living Environment classes, along with science teacher Jonathan Maletta, spent a recent day with scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. The SoMAS scientists provided a wealth of information during the unique voyage. Students learned about water quality parameters, such as dissolved oxygen content and turbidity, in the bay and the Atlantic Ocean. They also sampled marine sediment to understand the geologic features of the bay.