For the past month and a half, I have been working at the secondary school research program founded by Susan Vincent and Robert Newton. This program brings high school students, science teachers and undergrads together to do field and laboratory work. All of our workings are being separated into different categories of science depending on what team we choose to be in. This research is mainly conducted at the Lamont-Doherty campus located in Palisades,NY. For me, I was apart of the Sediment group where we canoe out to The Piermont Marsh and collect sediment samples and water samples while having to chop down and extremely dense invasive plant species called phragmites. If we have time, we would canoe near the Hudson River and enjoy the view.The 3 goals of this project is to find out whether the Piermont Marsh is keeping up with sea level rise, to find out where the sediment in the marsh is coming from, and to find out what levels of bacteria in the marsh are present. At the end of the program, each group are to present their data that has been collected over the summer and to explain what it means.