Seashore Safari

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Babylon Elementary School second-grade students attended an in-school workshop with marine educator Tracy Marcus from the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.

During the visit, the classes met in the building’s science lab to observe and learn about different local marine life, including those living on the south shore of Long Island. They had the chance to handle and touch such living specimens as a sea star, shellfish, snails and a horseshoe crab.

As part of the second-grade science curriculum, the students have been learning about these types of animals, their habitats and their lifecycles. The in-school presentation enabled them to relate the classroom discussions to sea life on the south shore of Long Island.