High School Science Students Observe Wildlife at Wertheim

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High school students in Lauren Ferlin’s AP environmental science class recently visited Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley, one of 10 national wildlife refuges on Long Island.

During the field trip, the students took a guided hike where they observed wildlife including several species of turtles, hawks, muskrats, snakes, birds and insects. After the tour, students went kayaking down Carmans River, where they explored the estuary environment. While on the river, students observe many other animals including snapping turtles, fish, crabs, shrimp, barn swallows, egrets, ospreys and herons. 

“For many of my students, this was their first time in a kayak,” Ferlin said. “It was most definitely a memorable experience.”