Examining the environment

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(Photo courtesy of Mineola Union Free School District)

Mineola High School’s Living Environment classes attended a presentation given by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to discuss Wildlife Forensics. The presentation required students to collaborate on an inquiry-based activity where they used analytical skills to examine various mammal skulls. The NYSDEC monitors the health of wild mammal populations and uses some of these skills to help scientists better understand the Long Island ecosystem. Students are looking forward to the presenter returning in May to explore various Human Impacts on the environment.

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