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Students Present at Long Island Science Congress

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Six SWR High School students in Dana Schaefer’s Introduction to Science Research class presented their work to judges at the annual Long Island Science Congress, recently held at St. Anthony’s High School. Students Ryan Nowak, Sofia Stirpe and Vanessa Turecamo shared their findings on the health of the pond on the high school’s property through work accomplished for their Barcode Long Island genetics project. Students Blythe Wing, Ivan Cruz and Billy Steele discussed their research into native pond species to plant around the pond and the effect of invasive species on the native macroinvertebrate population present in this aquatic community.

“This wonderful experience allowed both teams to interact with other young scientists in the research community, as well as the opportunity to discuss their ongoing work with other science teachers in a professional setting,” Mrs. Schaefer said.