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Vails Gate Hosts "A Day in the Life"
Two 5th grade classes from Vails Gate STEAM Academy traveled to Plum Point, Kowawese Unique Area to host and participate in "A Day in the Life" on October 16th. According to the DEC, “Day in the Life” students, from first grade to college, partner with environmental education centers to collect scientific data using hands-on field techniques at more than 80 sites from New York City to Albany. Armed with seine nets, minnow pots and water-testing gear, thousands of students catch and release many of the Hudson’s 200-plus species of fish, track the river’s tides and currents, and examine water chemistry and quality. The data collected by students provides insights into an ecosystem spanning 160 miles of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and is posted online within a few days of the event.
Read more about "A Day in the Life" at the DEC website here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/47285.html
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).