Geology of Beaches

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As part of a science lesson, sixth-graders at Pulaski Street Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District spent a day learning about the geological differences between area beaches on the North and South shores.   

During the field trip, the students visited Indian Island County Park, where they fished with a net and discussed the importance of estuaries; Hallock State Park Preserve, where they took a nature walk to search for evidence of glaciation; the Shinnecock Canal, where they learned about the waterway’s importance to Long Island; and Ponquogue Beach, where they took part in a sand casting art project.