Tag Archives: marine education

Holy Family School

We had the pleasure of spending Tuesday morning with Mrs. Schrieber’sfirst grade class at Holy Family School in Hicksville! The class was full of eager scientists ready to learn all about sea stars- what they eat, where they live, and what they look like. They impressed their teacher with their expert listening skills and knowledge […]

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Cantiague School Visits the WFC

Three first grade classes from Cantiague School, in Jericho made catching eels look like a piece of cake. Sushi restaurants everywhere will surely want to know their special techniques. Unfortunately, because we catch and release our fresh water wonders, it will have to remain their little secret.  One thing can be said though; it takes […]

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Osprey Nest Discovered

The best part of Oyster Bay is our residents which include our fine-feathered friends who swoop, glide, dive and perch each day, seemingly on cue. Our resident duck family is as dependable as the rise and fall of the tide. Their daily activities signify a sort of familiar comfort and reminder of old -fashioned family […]

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Earth Day Cleanup

St. Dominic’s Youth Group, from Oyster Bay braved the soggy weather to celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash from Beekman Beach.  Donned with ponchos, rain jackets, work gloves and trash bags they worked tediously picking up both small and large items that littered the beach, marsh and parking lot. Some of the items were […]

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Seastars, Seastars!

Nothing matches the energy felt in an elementary school!  The atmosphere has its own personality cocomprised of the many different personalities of its children. Instead of coming with a backpack full of notebooks and papers, I came prepared to school with my cooler full of sea stars. They like cold water, so the cooler is […]

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Feeling Crabby?

Children in 1st through 4th grades foraged the beach for decorative shells to render theirown artistic interpretation of the hermit crab. The children learned how hermit crabs are always in the market for a new house. A shell offers all the comforts of a standard studio apartment minus the high cost of rent. Hermit crabs […]

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Catch of the Week

Every Friday morning, our home-school bunch arrives with a tinge of curiosity as to what the “catch of the week” is. The “catch of the week” is the mystery marine animal they will be studying that day. For us, the educators, this type of natural curiosity and wonderment fuels our passion for teaching. This past […]

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Homeschool Comes to Our House

Last Friday morning, the parking lot at the WFC livened up with the sounds of forty-five giggling children spilling out of dozens of cars. The children carry the same enthusiasm and love of learning with them every week as they pile into our house. Soon, the young scientists are grouped by age and led off […]

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A Love For the Ocean

A Love For the Ocean

The WaterFront Center’s Marine Discovery Programs were recently featured by Verizon FiOS at the 2011 Oyster Festival. Watch the video, our Lead Educator, Carlee Resh, is sure to teach you a thing or two about a few of the organisms calling Long Island Sound their home.

 

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Basic Building Blocks

Ninth and tenth graders from the Portledge School in Locust Valley spent a morning with us at the WFC. They studied plankton, performed water quality tests and learned how these components impact the health of our local marine life. The plankton samples were drawn using a relatively simple constructed piece of equipment called plankton net. […]

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