FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2021
ST. ROSE OF LIMA STUDENTS LEARN MATH ON ROCKAWAY BEACH
The 7th-grade students of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, located in the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, this week took their math lesson outdoors. The students turned part of the beach into their math and ecology classroom for the day.
“Students collected ecological data on shellfish for their statistics project. Using the skills actual ecologists use, the students were able to take their math class into the real world. This was a wonderful chance to explore their local wildlife. The joys of working in the Rockaways,” said Satti Marchan, Principal of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy.
Along the way, the students found crabs, horseshoe crabs, and sand crabs with eggs. The 7th graders looked at actual mussels, found fish bones, and even discovered a shark egg.
Photos attached courtesy of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy/Diocese of Brooklyn.