Ecology Village Camping-Teacher Training Course
Fall 2012 Camping Course: September 14-16, 2012
Located at Gateway National Recreation Area's Floyd Bennett Field, Ecology Village offers students in grades 4-8 the only curriculum-based overnight camping program in the New York City area. During the camping trip, students explore nature, prepare meals outdoors, practice teamwork and participate in hands-on environmental stewardship. This inquiry-based program was recently revised to reflect NYC DOE learning standards and Scope and Sequence in science.
This 30 hour free training course is required before bringing classes to camp at Ecology Village. Taught by National Park Service rangers, the course provides the programmatic and logistical information needed to ensure that students have enriching, educational, and safe camping experiences that meet learning objectives.
Educators completing the course will have priority to schedule a date for a spring 2013 camping trip.
camping skills, logistics, safety, and team-building techniques.
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...