Cleaning up the Environment

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More than 40 students from Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s Science National Honor Society recently participated in a beach cleanup at Gilgo Beach, under the supervision of adviser Andrew Sheltz and STEAM instructor Mary Beth Schappert. 

In addition to the benefit of accruing community service hours, the students eliminated a large portion of broken glass fragments from the bay side beach - enough to fill two water cooler jugs - days before the ninth and 10th grade STEAM students and eighth grade Project Based Learning classes’ Carboard Boat Regatta.  

According to Mr. Sheltz, the broken glass which was collected will be polished and recycled into artwork by future STEAM classes. In addition to perusing the water for debris, students also combed the beach for various pieces of garbage to be collected and properly discarded.

“This is just another example of students in the Babylon community making the effort and taking the initiative to ensure a clean local ecosystem,” Sheltz said.