Scientific Successes

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The district’s science program provides students with countless opportunities to further research and understand the world around them, as well as be stewards of the planet through acts of altruism. 

Recently, Connetquot High School students Casey Appell, Victoria Appell, Kayla Naldrett and Isabella Santillo were nominated to become Junior Commissioners in the Keep Islip Clean Program, based on their desire to give back to their community. These students, who also participate in the Animal Conservation Club, will represent their school community well as they help to perform civic and beautification projects throughout the district area. 

Additionally, students enrolled in the Environmental Science and Science Research courses made connections to their curriculum when they participated in the “Day in the Life of the Connetquot River” at Connetquot River State Park. The event, which was run in accordance with the Department of Environmental Conservation, called for the students to collect water samples from the area. These samples will be used as part of a larger effort organized by the DEC to monitor factors of the water’s chemical makeup, which could be further analyzed and lead to discussions on how to reduce pollution levels.