Riverhead students participated in a Teddy Bear Clinic in Roanoke Avenue kindergarten teacher Jennifer Barth’s class Tuesday.
The program through Stony Brook University Hospital helps students learn about health, hygiene and bike and car safety. The classes at Roanoke were led by Kristi Ladowski, an injury prevention and outreach coordinator at Stony Brook’s trauma center.
The students also had the opportunity to diagnose their bears with illnesses or injury and come up with a treatment.
It was the first time the program, now in its 20th year, was held at an East End elementary school.
Photos by Barbaraellen Koch