Through hands-on exploration, students will learn about the Roosevelt Estate, the creatures living in the Roosevelt waters at Springwood and how the President's management of his family estate was reflected in New Deal-Era conservation programs.
FDR had a deep connection to his life-long home “Springwood” in Hyde Park. Throughout his life he would describe himself as a tree farmer, planting hundreds of trees on his own property, trying to find ways to manage lands in a responsible and economically sustainable manner. Lessons learned on the land at his home would later be transformed into public policy
This is a general science curriculum designed to create civic engagement of students with their local National Parks in the Northeast Temperate Network by undertaking a monitoring program of salamander populations. The purpose is to engage students in collecting meaningful scientific data about salamander populations. This data will be used by scientists as an indication of forest ecosystem health.