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Meadowlands Adventure

Science students, led by teachers Amy Heid and Maryann Fahey were given a “hands on” lesson at the Meadowlands Environmental Center studying the Hackensack River estuary. The students loved the chance to “get down and dirty” and explore the river’s environment up close and personal, which was a refreshing change from being in the brick and mortar classroom.

The 15-year-old program, run by Ramapo College Biology Professor Angela Cristini brings in about 20,000 students from 84 school districts. During spring, summer and early fall the students learn in the classroom of the great outdoors. In the winter students learn about engineering environmentally friendly structures and sky watch in the Environment Center’s observatory.

Catch the students in action and follow this link to the NJTV News video  Meadowlands Adventure

Photos by Toni Lepore and NJTV News

Flanagan,B. 2017, May17. Students Get Hands-On Science Lesson. NJTV News. Retrieved from