Follow Elmo, Murray, and Ranger Shalini as they learn about the nests, seasons, and habitats at Gateway!
Gateway National Recreation Area is a great place for the whole family all year long. The National Park Service offers many programs throughout the year for kids to learn about the nature and history that's right here in their own backyard, or to bring out their creativity. They can even earn their Junior Ranger badges! Get the whole family together, and visit the Gateway site nearest you, or make a day trip to visit the other sites. Whatever you do, kids of all ages will enjoy discovering the treasures found in our local national park!
Junior Ranger in Jamaica Bay
Become a WebRanger!
Photo credit Federica Corinto
Ecolife Summer Programs
EcoLife is a set of four summer programs for the community that teaches youth about sustainability in the park. Students will learn the concept of sustainability through hands on activities. EcoLife provides kids with the tools that they can use to fulfill a greener lifestyle and to give back to their neighborhood.
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Did You Know?
All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...