Rebekah Polemeni–an AP environmental science, CP environmental science, and biology teacher at –put together the first-ever Environmental Science Fair on April 12. Polemeni brought in eight exhibitors with three groups of Advanced Placement students also presenting.
"I really wanted the kids to have a glimpse into all the different agencies that are out there related to environmental science," said Polemeni. "Only a small fraction of our school gets to interact with the environmental science curriculum so I thought this was a cool way of giving those kids some eduction in that area."
Students came to the gymnasium to visit each of the stations and were greeted by a representative from Stop & Shop, who was giving out reusable shopping bags.
The groups sat at each station, learning about environmentally friendly topics including organic gardening, recycling, organic and vegan eating. There were also snakes and turtles from Meig’s Point Nature Center and the also had a presentation about animal adoption.
"We have a variety of different agencies that came in to support our community and education of environmental science and we're thrilled with the outcome," said Polemeni. "Plus three groups of AP students have set up tables and presentations, as well."
Exhibitors included East Shore Health District, Hammonassett Meig’s Point Nature Center, the Department of Analytical Chemistry and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, , Branford Compassion Club, G-Zen, Regional Water Authority and the .