Lessons on H2O

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As an extension of their classroom science curriculum, Nassakeag Elementary School fourth-grade students learned about water conservation and the water cycle during two interactive programs.

During a workshop with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, the students explored what they can do to help local bays and watersheds. They discovered how various kinds of pollution make their way into the bay and ocean and how this affects local marine life. The topics were visually emphasized during a hands-on demonstration that called for the students to work together to build a storm drain system.  

In addition, representatives from the Suffolk County Water Authority spoke with the classes about the water cycle, as well as the source of drinking water on Long Island and the importance of protecting it.