Students in AP Environmental Science and marine biology at the East Rockaway High School visited the most biologically diverse ecosystem on Long Island.
The trip took place at the Oceanside Marine Nature Center. This center is a 52-acre salt marsh preserve. During this field trip, students worked alongside conservation biologist Michael Farina.
With Farina’s guidance, the students performed various physical, biological, and chemical tests in the salt marsh. The students also learned about the environmental and economic value of salt marshes. The students left the trip with a good sense of preservation and management practices.