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William Floyd Elementary Transformed into Interactive Museum for a Day

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Students at William Floyd Elementary School kicked off the new school year with a bang as they recently participated in the school’s 11th annual Museum Day.

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Shirley, NY, September 25, 2014 – Students at William Floyd Elementary School kicked off the new school year with a bang as they recently participated in the school’s 11th annual Museum Day, an event where students get a taste of some of Long Island’s local museums and cultural institutions and their offerings.

The extremely popular event, spearheaded by school principal Keith Fasciana and school librarian Margaret Finne, featured a wide array of exhibits from the Department of Environmental Conservation (skulls and live reptiles); the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation; Brookhaven National Laboratory; the Holtsville Ecology Center; I Fish NY; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Dolan DNA Learning Center; Parrish Art Museum; Fire Island Park Rangers; and the Suffolk County Police Department.

“Museum Day provides a memorable learning experience for our students,” said Mr. Fasciana. “It also shows them that learning can be fun.”

The Department of Environmental Conservation gave William Floyd Elementary School students the opportunity to touch a live 40-year old box turtle. Check out the William Floyd School District flickr account to see more photos from Museum Day.