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Bronxville Union Free School District

Students Discover Nautical Engineering, Sea Creatures

Second-graders kicked off the school year with a sail on the SoundWaters schooner in September. On their sailing trip, they worked in groups to learn about nautical engineering and the creatures that live in the Long Island Sound.

“They learned about the food web and adaptations of these creatures, marine debris and how to keep the Long Island Sound clean,” said Justine Rutherford, a second-grade teacher and curriculum leader.

In the beginning of October, students traveled to Cove Island Park to investigate the Rocky Inter-tidal, Sandy Beach and Salt Marsh habitats. They collected, categorized and analyzed shells, crabs and snails. They also learned about the importance of the salt marsh in keeping our waters clean.

“SoundWaters educators lead both of these trips and guide the students through hands-on and meaningful experiences,” Rutherford said. “The trips support our curriculum as we study the Long Island Sound community and help the students become more aware of their role in protecting our environment.”

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