Grade 3 Gets Up Close with Old Organisms

Third graders have started a new curricular unit about life on Earth, which focuses on some of Earth’s oldest living organisms: moss, lichen, fungi, and ferns. To jump-start the unit, the third grade class, along with their teachers, Meghan Hillen and Chris Warren; the LS science specialist, Stacy Myers; and the LS media teacher, Cortney Propper, went on a hike on the Long Pond Greenbelt trail in Sag Harbor to observe examples of these pioneering organisms. Back at school, they’ll continue to keep their eye on the species in their moss and lichen tank garden. 

Students also took time during their trip to notice and reflect upon what we humans are doing to hurt the local environment after finding garbage and destruction caused by ATVs being ridden along the trails.