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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

  • Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The meeting scheduled for Friday, October 17 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Friday, December 12. More »

Education Partners

Students at Sandy Hook working with a Student Conservation Association intern.
Students at Sandy Hook working with a Student Conservation Association intern.
 

Sandy Hook Education Program Partners

Piping Plover Education Program

Join National Park Rangers at North Beach for a fifth grade curriculum - based program that lets students discover endangered piping plovers and the challenges they face. Students design and build exclosures to protect plover chicks. Available Wednesdays and Thursdays May - June for groups of 40 students or less. For more information and reservations, call (732)872-5970.

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Education Program

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium offers a variety of education programs and teacher workshops including K-12 field trips. The National Park Service will be partnering with the Consortium to offer hands-on programs about piping plovers as part of the NJSGC Barrier Beach Program. Contact the NJSGC for more information on this and other curriculum-based programs. Call (732)872-1300 or www.njseagrant.orgBrookdale Community College Education Program

Brookdale Community College
Brookdale Community College offers a variety of education programs and teacher workshops including K-12 field trips. Contact Brookdale for more information on this and other curriculum-based programs. Call 732-224-2345 or visit Brookdale online.


 
Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities

Sentinels of Shoreline Change

Over the next three years, Gateway will partner with Brooklyn College to create a citizen science field observation program called "Sentinels of Shoreline Change." The project will develop protocols to monitor the resilience of Jamaica Bay, an urban estuary. Participants – students, teachers and eventually community organizations - will provide scientists and resource managers with measures of the bay's resilience to human activities and climate change. Funded by the National Science Foundation's SENCER-ISE program (http://sencer.net), the project will address the overarching civic need to engage students and the community in understanding the resilience of Jamaica Bay to climate change and human activities in the Jamaica Bay watershed.

For more information, contact: Dan Meharg, park ranger and educational specialist at e-mail us

Did You Know?

Women's Army Corps soldiers crossing out the

Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...