First-Graders Study Sea Turtles

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Gribbin first-graders recently completed a shared research project on sea turtles.

As part of the project, the students read nonfiction books, watched videos and used Internet sources to obtain information on sea turtles. Students then recorded the information in research packets. Once their research was complete, the children had to form a written opinion about sea turtles.

The research project kicked off the school’s Adopt an Animal Project. The project, which begins in mid-May, will focus on creating awareness for threatened and endangered species, while raising money to aid in research for their protection and care. The funds raised will be donated to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.