William Floyd Elementary School recently hosted its ninth annual Museum Day. The hallways and classrooms of the school were transformed into galleries, farms, ecology centers and even a marine life training center for the day as students learned about various cultural arts, historical events, the environment and wildlife.
The small settings and hands-on learning made for superb educational experiences. For example, Dolan DNA guided students through actual DNA experiments where students received a primer on DNA structure, sequencing and plant genetics; and the Parish Art Museum helped students create their own masterpieces.
A small sampling of those institutions in attendance included the Suffolk County Police Department, the Holtsville Ecology Center, Riverhead Marine Life Foundation, Brookhaven National Lab, The Children’s Museum of the East End and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
“Museum Day is always a home run. The kids have so much fun they don’t even realize how much new information they are processing. We are very grateful for the time and attention those participating organizations have provided our students,” said Keith Fasciana, Principal, William Floyd Elementary.