Area students attend climate event

North Collins Central District students Caden Beecroft, Talon Kane, Ashley Niefergold and Delaney Vanstrom used frost tubes and thermometers to measure the depth of soil freeze and monitor the temperature outside throughout the winter. On May 3 and 4, the four eighth grade students presented their research “Is Our Region Experiencing Climate Change?” at the NorthEast MidAtlantic Globe Student Research Symposium. The event was hosted at the Berks Nature facility in Reading, Pa. The North Collins team, assisted by Science teacher Jennifer Schmitt, concluded that additional data is needed to confirm climate change. They also wondered if the mild winter could lead to more pests in crops, as well as a rise in fleas and ticks this summer.


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