Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Why? Samir Omeer, the owner, raises homing pigeons in the backyard there. Sammy generously spent two hours talking with our students, answering their questions as well as teaching them about homing pigeons. If you pass by, thank Sammy. Here are pictures sent by Valerie from her class's visit.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Elissa's and Chris's 4th graders joined hundreds of other students across the state and checked on the health of New York Bay at Valentino Pier in Red Hook.
|Student Conservation Association Members, Theresa Geelhoed and Erin Maguire led our students exploring the chemical and biological health of the waterways.|
|A Striped Bass was caught in the first seining.|
|Students watch seining when they first arrived.|
|Students took water temperatures...the water was warmer than the air when we first started...|
|And they tossed in flowers to judge current direction and checked on the turbidity.|
|Students sketched the natural and human-made surroundings.|
|Here they are with Erin taking a close up look at the fish.|
|Theresa was in charge of testing the chemistry of the water. The pH was 7 .,.. salinity 25 to 28 ppt...dissolved oxygen 8 mg/L.|
|54 silver sides were caught in second seining.|
|Pollution is bullying to water!|
Saturday, October 18, 2014
|Wilbur still in net before being released. Wilbur hatched from one of 60 eggs, purchased from Rose Franklin, Fifth graders successfully raised about 40 and released them as adults.|
|Note found in 5th grade classroom near Wilbur's net.|
One more chrysalis left.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
If you can tune out airplanes and highway traffic, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge can transport you to another time...a time when Brooklyn had wetlands and woodlands...
Fourth graders took time to reflect and draw and use a new tool...binoculars.