Underwater Explorations

Kindergarten and second grade students examined various marine ecosystems and the animals that live in those systems during two separate field trips to local beaches on October 11.

The kindergartners studied the interplay of elemental forces at several local tidal estuaries and beaches to develop an understanding that these elemental forces work together to support and sustain life. Specimens were observed and collected for further observation back in the science lab, and students were reminded of how to interact with their immediate environment in mindful and responsible ways.

Second grade students explored the Peconic Bay as a natural system that was formed on earth through the interactions of the elemental forces, which they are currently focusing on in class. They looked at a variety of systems within the bay and identified the interrelated systems.