A Day in the Life of the Peconic
(October 23, 2015 - Riverhead, NY) On October 23rd, thousands of students and volunteers from the East End of Long Island collected data on the Peconic Estuary to be compiled into an official “Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary” database. Claire Yannacone's HS Earth science class and John Barona's Living Environment class traveled to Indian Island to collect data. The Middle School Environmental Club was invited to be a part of the program as well. The Environmental Club collected their data in the bay via the Atlantis Explorer boat.
A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary Photo Gallery
The students performed the following tests and the data they collected is available on the Portal to Discovery website.
The Riverhead Central School District would like to thank all of the participating groups who organized this amazing educational experience. Volunteers from the Long Island Science Center, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Atlantis Aquarium Explorer staff members assisted RCSD science teachers and assistants with the collection of the data and provided our students with models for future career choices.