Students enjoyed a spent the school day outside during the annual "Outdoor Learning Day" at Aquebogue Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Riverhead Central School District.

Students enjoyed outdoor educational activities for the second year in a row during “Outdoor Learning Day” at Aquebogue Elementary School.

“What an incredible day for our school,” said Aquebogue Elementary School Principal Bryan Miltenberg. “The outdoors can be used as a tool to enhance our students’ learning and inspire them, which was certainly seen at this year’s Outdoor Learning Day.”

Students participated in scavenger hunts, duck-duck-goose and walked through nature to gain inspiration for artwork, poetry and stories.

“A memorable moment of the day was when a fourth grader approached other staff and me and asked if we would like to hear the poem he wrote about the trees around us,” said Aquebogue Elementary School Assistant Principal Gary Karlson. “After his oration, he shared that it was the first poem he had ever written, but today encouraged him to continue writing more.”

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