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BOCES students explore the world of bodies in Buffalo

A WORLD OF BODIES — New Vision-Health Profession students visited the Buffalo Museum of Science with their teachers, Andrea Kosinski (far right) and Jennifer Militello (far left).

CATTARAUGUS — Students from the Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Co-op Educational Services New Vision-Health Professions program took a field trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science to see the BodyWorlds exhibit. The trip was a joint venture between classes at the Belmont and Olean Career and Technical Education Centers.

The exhibition includes many human specimens – including entire bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices – that have been preserved through the process of plastination. The range of specimens shows how the body works, when it is healthy, and how it breaks down, when it is unhealthy.

At the exhibit, the students were able to compare a healthy lung with those of a smoker, a disease-free liver, with one showing liver cirrhosis and a slice of a normal human body with that of an obese body that showed fat tissue and its ability to shorten a person’s life span.


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