In 2012, during Spring Break, she visited Women's Rights NHP with her family. Her children were instantly captivated by the history of the struggle for women's rights in Seneca Falls and Makini thought it was a part of history that all students should have access to as well. Makini states, "If I can't bring students to the park, then I can bring the park to them." She adds, as Elizabeth Cady Stanton stated, "To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes."
Eric Lewis, a sixth grade teacher from Lyons, NY was the park's first teacher-ranger-teacher. The 2011-12 school year ended in New York the third week in June. Eric completed his NPS orientation training and reviewed park resources on his own, went on park ranger programs, and reviewed print materials.
Eileen Cooley is a Health and Family and Consumer Science teacher at Manchester-Shortsville Central School District.