Educating On The Environment At Northport High
Students at Northport High School heard from guest speakers about plastic pollution and waterways on Nov. 21, 2016. Hosted by the school’s Environment Team, a program that focuses on the interactions of human culture and the natural world, the lecture featured Executive Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) Adrienne Esposito and Suffolk County Legislator Dr. William Spencer.
As an environmental activist, Esposito discussed the impact of plastic pollution on local waterways and what can be done to prevent it to ensure cleaner water for future generations. Esposito also highlighted the efforts of the Environment Team and the research that they will be conducting about plastic pollution in the Northport-East Northport community.
Dr. Spencer joined the lecture by also speaking about the importance of protecting local beaches, harbors, fisheries and drinking water.
“The lecture really had a profound impact on all who attended,” said teacher Jim Kubik. “Getting information out about our local environment and the way in which our students can play an active role in being stewards to the environment is critical for them to have a deeper understanding of local issues.”
The Northport High School Environment Team intends to put the plastics that they collect on display in the high school during the week leading up to earth day to let the greater high school community see the impact plastics are having on the environment.
Above -Executive Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito, Suffolk County Legislator Dr. William Spencer, Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer, Environment Team teachers Tom Franco, Jim Kubik and Brittany Klein with Northport High School students.
Above -Students and faculty members at Northport High School heard from Executive Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito (middle) on Nov. 21, 2016.
Photos courtesy of the Northport-East Northport School District