Marine Life Learning at Centerport Beach

Ms. Workman shows her students the different organisms they’ve collected up close. thumbnail136269
Ms. Workman shows her students the different organisms they’ve collected up close.
Parents and students worked together to collect the many specimens that will take up residence in the class’s saltwater tank. thumbnail136322
Parents and students worked together to collect the many specimens that will take up residence in the class’s saltwater tank.
Our students were surprised just how much marine-life is living on our shores. thumbnail136271
Our students were surprised just how much marine-life is living on our shores.

Ms. Workman made her annual trip to Centerport Beach recently with her class of first-graders and their parents to collect local marine life. The children and their parents collected snails, clams, mussels, shrimp, fish, and seaweed for their classroom’s 30-gallon saltwater tank. Everyone had such a great time learning how to find certain species of wildlife and how to take care of them.  Later this year, the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be visiting Countrywood Primary Center to give the first-grade classrooms a saltwater Discovery Tank filled with local marine life, thanks to the Countrywood PTA.  It was a great day for the students and their families to enjoy this hands-on learning experience!

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