Wheatley is fortunate to have a large expanse of space available for students. The “Wheatley Woods” is a popular destination for our cross country athletes and our science students. Some of the last remaining parts of the Hempstead Plains border the Wheatley Woods.
As part of this month’s Day of Service and Learning, students spent the day cleaning up the Wheatley Woods by removing some of the invasive species that can overrun the area, clearing some of the paths and removing debris. Led by Mr. Abdale, Ms. Frank, Dr. Lazarus, Mr. Paulson, Mr. Portente and Ms. Tsabasis — with tremendous support from our EAC students — students spent the day clearing brush, learning about the dangers of invasive species and improving the Wheatley Woods!