20 The Courier sun • JUly 3, 2014 for breaking news visit www.couriersun.com STUDENTS TO ANALYZE QUEENS WATERS IN SUMMER PROGRAM BY LIAM LA GUERE firstname.lastname@example.org @liamlaguerre More than 30 high school students will test the waters of Queens as part of a special City University of New York (CUNY) summer program. Macaulay Honors College of CUNY is hosting the course to sample and analyze water at the Queens base of the Throgs Neck Bridge, Flushing Bay and Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, so students can learn about threats to the ecosystem from what lies beneath these waters. Led by Queens College professor and oceanographer Gillian Stewart, students from Brooklyn Tech high school will identify issues facing each body of water and think of possible solutions. The site sampling is intended to foster students’ interest in science and the environment. The program will begin on June 30, and on July 3 students will take a full-day field trip to the sites to sample the bodies of water. “We really just want to take the students out there to show them New York is surrounded by water,” Stewart said, “but New York has one of the most contaminated waterways in the country.” Students will analyze water samples from the three sites and use tools to identify the pH and oxygen levels, the amount of metal in the water, plankton and the diversity of sea life. They will also identify threats to the water, including the raw sewage that leaks into Flushing Bay and the pollution from car traffic into Meadow Lake, Stewart said. Although the program was designed 718-217-8900 Summer Specials! YOUR #1 STORAGE CENTER • OPEN 7 DAYS TO ACCOMMODATE ALL YOUR STORAGE NEEDS • Small Storage Lockers to Full Size Rooms • State Of The Art Security Alarms • 24 Hour Surveillance • Climate Controlled Units • Moving & Packaging Supplies 5x5STORAGE ROOM $30 ONLY WITH THIS AD WITH THIS AD HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm Saturday 8am – 9pm Sunday 9am-5pm • Personal & Business Use • Document & Files • Offi ce Furniture & Equipment • Student Self Storage • No Security Deposit HOURS Monday Saturday Sunday THAT’S $1 A DAY! EXP. 7/30/14 10x10STORAGE ROOM $175 ONLY FREE USE OF THIS TRUCK WHEN YOU RENT FROM US! Regular $210 EXP. 7/30/14 1 MONTH FREE 184-08 JAMAICA AVE. HOLLIS, NY 11423 Regular $40 to show students the issues facing the waterways, Stewart hopes the students stay optimistic. “Most New Yorkers don’t realize how threatened those waters are,” Stewart said. “I hope these students walk away with an interest in science and environment … but also the optimism that they could make a difference.” THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre Students will analyze the water from Little Bay under the Throgs Neck Bridge.
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