National parks also add depth and interest to student learning. "Making It Stick" is the fifth and final installment of our series on our 2009 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher, Renay Moran-Kurklen, and how she integrates classroom teaching with experiential learning for her fifth graders.
Every summer, millions of visitors enjoy Sandy Hook’s beaches and trails. But in the stillness of winter, Sandy Hook takes on a stark and quiet beauty. Pour a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a winter visit to Sandy Hook, set to Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major --- all without leaving the warmth of your computer.
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Hear Every Voice: NYC and the National Park Service, a 12-minute video documenting a civic engagement project, can now be seen on the website of Channel Thirteen. This video was produced in partnership with Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and Gateway National Recreation Area. Created by Stephen Ogumah, the video engaged members of the Caribbean communities of Brooklyn and Queens in a dialogue about the uses of local park resources. This was one of the tandem projects created to coincide with the recent Ken Burns documentary about National Parks, America’s Best Idea, which aired in September 2009.
Every summer, teenagers work at National Parks through the Youth Conservation Corps. See New York Harbor's National Parks through the eyes of these students as they learn new work skills with seasoned park rangers. Watch for the entire series! Video files are in .MP4 format.
Gateway National Recreation Area has it all! The park hosts beaches, bike and hiking trails, historic forts, nearly 350 species of birds and even hungry goats. This series of video podcasts helps you explore several units of Gateway: at Sandy Hook, Jamaica Bay and on Staten Island.
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.