Environmental Conservationists for the Day

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Fifth grade students enrolled in Lisa Necroto’s class at Babylon Memorial Grade School recently enhanced their knowledge in the realm of aquaponics with assistance from STEAM instructor Emily Moran. 

During their time spent in the classroom, the students were able to carefully experiment with the water samples, testing for specifics such as pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, salinity and water temperature. In turn, these tests assisted with determining the health of the ecosystem from which the water came from, which included Hempstead Lake, Northport Bay and Hawley’s Lake. 

The district would like to thank Adelphi University’s biology department chairperson Dr. Andrea Ward, along with research assistant, Erica Redmann, for assisting the students with their research.