Ms. Rojas's 3rd grade students are studying an interdunal swale habitat at the Harper's Preserve in Southold (Peconic Land Trust preserved). They visited the site in October and collected scientific data: sand, soil, water, and air temperatures, identified flora and fauna, noted visual and sound observations, and documented the habitat's characteristics in photographs.

Back in the classroom, students began creating presentation boards depicting researched topics, photos of specific traits on an interdunal swale, and data collected. They will return in March to compare their scientific observations to October's observations and gather more data. They will add new data to their tri-boards and finalize their learned and gathered information for the Open Space Stewardship Program student symposium in May.