Members of the Valley Stream North High School Ecology Club recently took to the streets of their local neighborhood to clean up litter and protect their environment at home.
Students spent time on Seabury Avenue, nearby the school, picking up litter. Along the way, students put flyers in mailboxes notifying residents of their work and the importance of protecting the local environment. One neighbor even came outside to thank the students for their service to the community and effort to keep their neighborhood clean.
The Ecology Club provides students who have an interest in science the opportunity to work together and learn more about the study of ecology. Students in the club are given the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities, such as their neighborhood cleanup, as a way of learning more about the subject.
Currently, the Ecology Club leadership is organizing a trip to Crossroads Farm in Malverne on November 6. The club is continuing its annual tradition of visiting the farm, giving students yet another chance to see ecology in action up and close.