Maritime Festival


Seniors in Larry Portuese’s classes at Bethpage High School were asked to create and teach a maritime festival for third-graders from each of the district’s elementary schools. The maritime festival contained six workshops, which the third-graders rotated through during a two-hour timeframe. Some of the activities included rope making, a scuba diving lecture, examining plankton, touch tanks that contained local, fish dissections and fish painting. These activities served to excite the elementary students about the aquatic world, as well as foster a mentorship between the elementary and high school students.