Long Island Science Center
11 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 208-8000 - E-mail: Office@lisciencecenter.org

 

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ECOSYSTEMS - Food Chains & Food Web
4th - 8th Science Center Visit:
(2 hrs) $10 per student
Max: 25 students
Visit Your Site: (1 1/2hrs)  $300  first presentation
$220 each for additional on same day
Max: 25 Students
Using water samples from the Peconic River, students test for turbidity, PH, dissolved oxygen and examine macro-organisms under a magnifying glass. Using their finding students will assess water quality and discuss the negative effect of environmental factors on the river. Students learn about the plants and animals that make up a river and interdependence. Students design food chains and food webs from greater clarity and understanding of the delicate ecosystem.
RIVER ECOLOGY
6th - 8th Science Center Visit:
(2 hrs) $10 per student
Max: 25 students
Visit Your Site: (1 1/2hrs)  $300 first presentation
$275 each for additional on same day
Max: 25 Students
Using buckets, students draw water samples from the Peconic River directly behind the Long Island Science Center or your site. They test for turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and examine macro-organisms under a microscope. Using their findings students will assess water quality and discuss the negative effects of environmental factors on a river.

 

PINE BARRENS-Long Island Treasure
3rd - 6th Science Center Visit:
(1 1/2 hrs) $8 per student
Max: 50 students
Visit Your Site: (1 1/2hrs)  $275 first presentation
$250 each for additional on same day
Max: 25 Students
Every Long Islander should be familiar with our unique ecosystem, the Pine Barrens. Students view slides, observe plant specimens and conduct a pH test of pine barren soil. They discover the healthy role of fire in maintaining this endangered forest ecosystem. Also discussed is the role the Pine Barrens plays in maintaining our aquifer which supplies Long Island's drinking water. This program features natural and social science topics with a specific emphasis on Long Island, its people and landscape. Wall or screen needed to show slides.