Young Environmentalists Take Part in ‘A Day in the Life’ Program

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Members of the Riverhead Middle School Environmental Club conducted scientific research within the Peconic Estuary as part of a hands-on, after-school trip on Oct. 20.

The exploration was part of the annual “A Day in the Life,” program, which is coordinated by the Central Pine Barrens Commission, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York State Department of Conservation and the Peconic Estuary Program. 

As part of the initiative, the students traveled to Birch Beach via the Riverhead Aquarium Explorer Boat, and using scientific tools, collected data that will be sent to the estuary program for research on the overall health of the ecosystem.