In honor of Earth Day, which fell during the spring break, New Hyde Park Road School is hosting a monthlong celebration.
Earth Month kicked off with a virtual assembly with meteorologist Nelson Vaz from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on April 4. He spoke to students about the impact the weather has on the world and the different ways that weather can be predicted.
On April 11, ocean conservancy expert Jaclyn McGarry virtually presented to students. She explained why the ocean is important as it is home to many plants and animals, provides food and jobs for people around the world, and helps predict the weather. McGarry also discussed with students how the oceans need help due to climate change and marine debris. After learning new vocabulary words “biodegrade,” “corrode” and “photodegrade,” students were able to answer aloud how certain items – such as a potato chip bag or a banana peel – would biodegrade, corrode or photodegrade in the oceans. Students also learned about the items most commonly collected when volunteers clean up marine debris.
Additionally, students received an in-person presentation from Brad Slover, the general manager at Omni Recycling of Westbury on April 25.
Date Added: 5/9/2022