Long Island Sound Connections

How is the Long Island Sound important for human and animals health?

In this STEM and conservation program, students explore the variety of animal and plant habitats that call Long Island Sound their home. By conducting research of their local Long Island Sound ecosystem, students compare and contrast variables including water quality, turbidity and species diversity.  Students learn that every animal and plant needs a home, and together, with their peers, problem solve on how humans can help make that possible.


Common Core Standards:  WMHO supports Common Core Standards learning by creating rich learning environment where students study and observe specimen, conduct research, and participate in an exchange of ideas.

Next Generation Science Standards:

LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience

ESS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions



“This was an authentic learning at its best.  Students felt there was a real purpose for their research projects on this unit.  A big part of the excitement of the program was the anticipation of meeting the class in Bridgeport Connecticut on the other side of the Long Island Sound. This program allow our students to have a hands-on experience to learn about the biodiversity of the wetlands and the water quality of the sound. Thank you to all those that have made this experience possible for our students!” – Michele Miller & Doreen Barry, 6th Grade Science Teachers at Selden Middle School, Long Island


Duration: 1 hour
Levels: Customizable for K-12

Fee: For this program fee, please contact 631-751-2244 for more information. Boces Reimbursable

Location: Broadcasting live from Ernst Marine Conservation Center on West Meadow Preserve.  WMHO digital platform include (and are not limited to) Zoom, Google Classroom and MS Teams. Please let us know your digital preferences and we will work with you.


Duration: 1
Levels: Customized

Location: The Ernst Marine Conservation Center from the comfort of your own home or classroom!
Address: Trustee’s Road, Stony Brook NY 11790

Contact: 631-751-2244
Long Island Sound Connections