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 ProgramBrookdale 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.
Sentinels of Shoreline ChangeOver 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?
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...