Floral Park Memorial High School science students learned about endangered species and environmental laws when educators from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) visited their school.
The event, organized by Environmental Science/Marine Science teacher Rosanne Mamo, offered students an opportunity to learn about legal cases and different job opportunities available in the field of environmental conservation. The students were also educated about endangered species, the risks of housing exotic animals and viewed live, confiscated animals.
According to Mamo, the meeting was coordinated to culminate the students’ study of endangered species.
“This visit solidifies small concepts we spoke about in class,” Mamo said. ‘It also gives the students ideas about what’s legal and what’s not. A lot of them don’t understand what an endangered species is.”