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PHOTOS: Small Scientists Study the Sea Shore

Third grade students from Port Jefferson explored Mt. Sinai Harbor and recorded their findings.

It sounds like a tongue twister but small scientists studied salt marshes in Mt. Sinai this September. Third graders from Edna Louise Spear Elementary School went on a field trip to the harbor to explore the environment and act like little researchers, learning about the waters in their backyard accompanied by Principal Thomas Meehan, teachers and parent chaperones who guided them through their lessons, according to a statement released by the school district.

"Children had the task of investigating plant and animal life, soil temperature and wind speed at low, intertidal and high tide stations," the statement said. "Observations were then recorded and discussed within the groups. Classmates were also given the opportunity to explore the local marine habitat and study shells, crabs and clams that they found along the beach."

Click through the gallery of photos of the little scientists as they studied the salt marshes on Monday.

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