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.
EcoLife Summer Programs
Work repairing storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on our education building roof at Ecology Village continues. Interested in group camping at Floyd Bennett Field? Sign up with Your Park Your Health this summer: http://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/ypyh.htm
If you are teacher new to camping at Ecology Village and would like your class to camp with us during the spring of 2015 pleas attend our free teacher camping course on September 26th,27th, 28th at Floyd Bennet Field. Contact : e-mail us or (718)338-3338 ext 274
Due to this construction work, ECOLife the free summer day camp program for community groups will be held for at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.
Where does our food and things were use everyday come from? How are they made? Where does all the waste that we make go? Where does the energy in our homes come from?
The shampoo you use, the water in which you swim, the meal you eat, the to-go bag that you throw away: it is all connected, and we are the ones that create this system every day.
What is ECOlife?
ECOlife is a Summer Three Day Educational Camp Program. 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 gain the ability to give back to their neighborhood.
Programs are offered through July 7th to August 21th. Please select the week in which you would like to participate in the program within this period.
Time: 10am - 3:30pm
Who's It for?
- Kids must be 7 or older
- Group size max 80 kids
- Estabilished Civic Groups
The program is held in Staten Island at Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area.
For reservation or information please contact:
Write "ECOlife reservation/information" in the email subject line, thank you!
The ECOlife program can accomodate a maximum of 80 kids. The kids will be split in groups and each group will rotate to different activities each day. During the three days kids will:
- Learn basic biking skills and go on a bike tour with Bike New York
Create a greener city through the Systemic Design Approach
- Growing local and organic food and planting seeds to bring home
- Feed the goats at the park and discover their important role in the environment
- Learn about marine debris and how to recycle trash. Discover how to reuse what we normally call "waste"
- Explore the Fort and creates ways to promote their cultural heritage
- Share their new green vision with their community
Did You Know?
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...