“Peep peep peep” could be heard throughout the second grade hallway for about a week in June after baby chicks arrived in several classrooms at Northwest Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District. It was part of an annual hands-on science lesson about animal life cycles.
The mood-boosting feeling of rejuvenation many people experience while spending time in nature is not in their heads. In fact, researchers in parts of Asia have long since studied and documented the benefits of spending time in nature. Developed in Japan in the 1980s, the practice of Shinrin-yoku, often referred to as “forest bathing,” has […]
Eighth-graders in AnnMarie Mills’ life science class at Islip Middle School recently put on their waders and participated in a the annual “A Day in the Life of a River” field trip. With the help of natural resource experts and several other middle school teachers, the students engaged in hands-on citizen science exploration at Carlls […]