Though I have bird feeders and don’t use pesticides in my yard, I want to make it more hospitable and inviting to birds, squirrels, butterflies… and help Long Island’s ecology.
So I was excited to cover the hands-on event “EARTH DAY: Help Plant a Native Pollinator Garden” that BRET BENNINGTON, Professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, presented at the Student Garden at Stuyvesant Hall, Hofstra University.
Feature Photo at top of post: Hempstead, N.Y., U.S. April 18, 2022. L-R, student ‘BADGER’ and Prof. BRET BENNINGTON take quick break from planting to pose during ‘EARTH DAY: Help Plant a Native Pollinator Garden’ at Student Garden at Hofstra University.
Three talented, professional-caliber Freeport High School student groups helped make the Apollo at 50 Anniversary Dinner memorable at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on June 6th: Navy Junior ROTC, Select Chorale, and Upperclassman Jazz Band.
Freeport High School Navy Junior ROTC
NJROTC instructor: Major Donald R. Moore, Jr. (U.S. Marine Corps., retired)
Garden City, NY, U.S. June 6, 2019. Freeport High School Select Chorale singers perform – with their Director MONIQUE RETZLAFF standing at right, facing them – during Apollo at 50 Anniversary Dinner. FHS Navy Junior ROTC cadets are saluting. Apollo astronaut tribute celebrating the Apollo 11 mission Moon landing was held at Cradle of Aviation Museum. ( 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Additional members of the Freeport Public Schools family:
Board of Education President Michael Pomerico
Superintendent of Schools Kishore Kuncham, Ed.D.
Freeport High School Principal Joe Mille
FYI fLI: During Art Expos a few years ago, I enjoyed working with Freeport H.S. students interested in developing their editorial photography skills. They captured such effective news photos – including of visitor Superintendent Kishore Kuncham, Ed.D. – during the events!
How Apollo astronauts and flight directors helped CAM, on June 6, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NASA’s 1969 Apollo mission: