• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

EcoLife Summer Programs

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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.

 
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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.


Let's work together to manage the resources we and the waste that we produce in order to create more sustainable neighborhoods.


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.


Program dates

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

Location

The program is held in Staten Island at Fort Wadsworth, Gateway National Recreation Area.


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Program contents

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?

Cyclists on Floyd Bennett Field.

Before they built the first airplane, the Wright Brothers were bicycle manufacturers. Today, the historic runways of Gateway's Floyd Bennett Field are used by cyclists throughout the year. More...