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Arendell Parrott Academy biology student Marianna Daniels of Goldsboro and teacher Henry Piner participate virtually in the Water Adaptations to Ensure Regional Success, WATERS, Conference on Wednesday.

Arendell Parrott Academy students in honors biology and advanced placement environmental science virtually joined the Water Adaptations to Ensure Regional Success, WATERS, Conference hosted by U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy in Greenville on Wednesday.

The first-ever WATERS summit featured seven and a half hours of presentations and discussions by scientists, water policy experts and political leaders.

“Virtual participation in this conference is a great way to show our students that science issues touch every facet of our lives,” said Henry Piner, Parrott biology teacher. “His lesson design included student-led research before the conference and classroom presentations of possible solutions to flooding and marine coastal challenges.”

Arendell Parrott Academy is a private school located in Kinston.