The Sachem High School East Science Research Program submitted their S5 (Sachem Schools: STEM for Sustainability Studies) proposal at this year’s Earthstock Festival at Stony Brook University.
There were 85 exhibitors at the event, and Sachem was one of only two high schools invited to participate in Earthstock.
Sachem students created flower pots out of recycled newspapers and grew organic vegetable seedlings for donations in order to educate and promote chemical-free, organic gardening practices.
Additionally, the students spoke about their sustainability-related science research projects and participated in numerous informative exhibits.
The weeklong series of educational programs examine the deeply complex issues of sustainability and energy from almost every discipline. Students, faculty, staff, community members, and organizations are invited to submit a program proposal to host an event as part of Earthstock.
These can pertain to a wide range of topics, related to environmental awareness and sustainability. Proposals that discuss environmental themes in particularly unusual and innovative ways are highly encouraged.