SPLASH Makes Waves in Bellmore Classrooms

Bellmore School District’s Shore Road School environmental club members visited students in Stacy Reiner’s third-grade class at Winthrop Avenue School in Bellmore to demonstrate ways to protect Long Island’s waterways, as instructed by Operation SPLASH.

SPLASH A Shore Road Environmental Club students discussed with Winthrop Avenue third-graders items that are recyclable

The sixth-grade environmentalists have been working with the grassroots environmental organization Operation SPLASH by clearing storm drains around their community streets and writing to the town about environmental problems and issues.

The Operation SPLASH volunteers, under the direction of advisers Carolyn Acevedo and Kelly Popielaski, led the younger students in a variety of games, lessons and activities to drive home the value of being savvy environmentalists.

SPLASH BShore Road students Ruby Mattes (center, left) and Samantha Tuckey (center, right) demonstrated to Winthrop Avenue students (l-r) Brenden Chiu, Ian Lau and Chrisanthi Katsamanis how animals react to pollution in a salt marsh

The third-graders learned which everyday items should be recycled or placed in the trash, read Footsie and Lunko by Michael Kruger, Ed.D., and watched a demonstration on how animals react to pollution in a salt marsh. At the end of the lesson, the students collectively played a game of environmental bingo, created by the environmental club.

 

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