will have a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday evening for a new Marine Science Wet Lab, including a green house and algae culture room.
The 2,600-square-foot laboratory has well more than 100 tanks, including a coral reef display that holds 925 gallons of water. A "touch tank," with an artificial tide, holds 1,200 gallons.
"The technology in this lab is state-of-the-art and no other school district on Long Island has a comparable wet lab," reads a district statement.
At the ribbon cutting, students and oceanography and aquaculture teacher Greg Metzger will explain each of the systems in the web lab.
Learn more about the lab at 27east or attend the opening Jan. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.