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By Ariyana Ford
Today Green Girls went to the Hudson River in Manhattan to do a project on the River called the River Project. The River Project was testing to see what type of organisms that live in the water. The main organisms that Green Girls tested were oysters. We tested if it’s alive or dead, how big it is and how fast it cleans the water. Not just oysters but sea horses, pipe fish, horseshoe crabs and more. We also learned how to look at the really small organisms that live there. Most of the girls liked the part when we held the sea horse. It was fun!!!
The Bronx River
By: Jasmine Brathwaite
Today we Green Girls went canoeing on the Bronx River. We all got split up into pairs; most of us went into a canoe with a group leader. I was in boat with Danielle so we stayed in the back so we knew everyone was ok. Angelica and Paula were both in the same boat and theirs kept spinning around and going in circles so we gave them a push. Then it happened
again so we just ended up switching boats so I went with Angelica and Paula with Danielle. Then we were doing pretty well then our boat started going off course, and it started raining. So we rushed under a bridge and ate our lunch.
East New York Farms
Today we went to the East NY farm were we did weeding, wheel barrowing, and picking up trash. We also tried some fresh veggies like cucumbers, carrots, and radishes. The group and I saw tomatoes, and cucumber plants. I even learned something new I learned on this trip was some plants could be restricted from growing. I also learned there is a type of cucumber called the bitter melon, which needs to be cooked before you eat it. At the end of the day everyone had fun!