Our Partners Include

School District Benefits

  • Public recognition of student achievements
  • Strengthen science and math programs
  • Data collected will provide important information for state, county, town, etc., to enhance stewardship
  • Enhance the learning experience for students and teachers through an interactive relationship with environmentalists, scientists, and government officials
  • Create an interface between students, government agencies, and elected officials through student presentation of data, conclusions, and emerging issues

Teacher Workshops

A variety of professional development workshops are offered throughout the year. Examples of past workshops include molecular ecology, geographical information systems, and global positioning systems. During the summer, 45-hour workshops are offered for both elementary and secondary teachers.

Top Left: Elementary School students in the Patchogue-Medford school district on a field trip to their 100-acre preserve called Fish Thicket. This property was obtained as a result of OSSP research students petitioning the Town Board to rezone this property to a nature preserve status.

Top Right: Students at Hauppauge High School collect long-term data in a joint project with the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and NY Sea Grant to modify the tidal flow of a creek.

Above: Rocky Point Middle School students and their teacher collect data at their study plot in the Rocky Point Preserve.

Further Information


Mel Morris
Program Manager

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Office of Educational Programs P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973
631-344-4000 www.bnl.gov/education