Students from Sarah Noble Intermediate School in New Milford recently went to SoundWaters in Stamford on Long Island Sound.

Each sixth-grade team, involving 100 students and staff, went on a different day in early June with the purpose of enhancing the science curriculum unit.

A nonprofit organization founded in 1989, SoundWaters' mission "is to educate children and adults about the wonders and beauty of Long Island Sound and its watershed".

Students rotated through four learning stations on the trip: canoeing in a tidal pond to test salinity levels, laboratory turbidity and filtration investigations, coastal habitat studies of marsh grasses and rocky inter-tidal zones, and a hands-on discovery center with wildlife.

"This was one of the best field trips I have been on in 24 years," said sixth-grade principal Liz Curtis. "The students loved it and it was a perfect compliment to the science curriculum."

Carol A. Allison, a sixth-grade science teacher at SNIS, organize of the trips, asked her students to recount the memories of their trip.

The trip was underwritten by the SNIS PTO, along with an educational grant from the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society and funds donated from the SNIS Student Government Fund