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What’s All the Buzz About?

Wading River students on a field trip at Shoreham-Wading River High School for a lesson in sustainability. thumbnail257720

Right before spring break, Wading River School students took a field trip to Shoreham-Wading River High School for a lesson from students in the high school’s Long Island Sustainability class. The class, under the tutelage of science teacher Mr. Kevin Nohejl, were busy (as bees) all winter building a bee apiary. The beautiful spring day was an opportunity to continue to prepare the outdoor space and share some of the knowledge of beekeeping.

The Wading River fifth graders learned about the importance of bees in our ecosystem while also exploring the new apiary in a powerful and collaborative learning experience. They were taught the safe handling of bees with protective suits and smoke canisters, how honey is extracted from hive sleeves, and visited the apiary to see where the bees will live.

“It was a successful visit as I believe everyone left a little more knowledgeable and got to experience it within our district,” said Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Dr. Joseph Paolicelli.

According to Wading River Principal Mr. Lou Parrinello the students were positively buzzing about the visit!

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Date Added: 4/24/2024