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Port Jefferson Maritime Explorium engages children in STEM subjects

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Port Jefferson, N.Y. is making math and science fun again.

 Located on East Broadway, the Maritime Explorium, which first opened its doors in 2005, provides parents and children in the area a space to participate in educational, hands-on activities together while also exposing children to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in an environment that highlights Long Island’s maritime history and heritage. Read More

Wolfie Unmasked

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At Stony Brook University on Long Island, there’s a certain mystique that surrounds Wolfie the Seawolf, the university’s mascot. Three seniors at SBU spoke to The Statesman about their experience inside the Wolfie suit. Hear what Jawad Mourabet, Jared Reed, and Richard Moylan have to say about their “larger than life” experience on campus.

This video was originally published on sbstatesman.com on May 10, 2014.

Bayles Boat Shop brings boat building back to Long Island

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Most mornings on the Port Jefferson, N.Y. harbor front are quiet ones.  But on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, while locals are jogging or walking their dogs along the water, Bayles Boat Shop is an eruption of construction sounds.  Sawing, drilling, hammering, the works.

An aroma of sawdust and epoxy fills the modest, rectangular shed that sits in the shadow of the Port Jefferson Village Center on East Broadway.  Inside, Long Island Seaport and Eco Center (LISEC) Board of Directors President Betty Ann Arink is making her way around the room, talking to the other 36 boat shop members.  Read More