Spring 2017 Camping Course: September 30, 2016
Located at Gateway National Recreation Area's Floyd Bennett Field, Ecology Village offers students in grades 4-8 the only curriculum-based overnight camping program in the New York City area. During the camping trip, students explore nature, prepare meals outdoors, practice teamwork and participate in hands-on environmental stewardship. This inquiry-based program was recently revised to reflect NYC DOE learning standards and Scope and Sequence in science.
This free training course is required before bringing classes to camp at Ecology Village. Taught by National Park Service rangers, the course provides the programmatic and logistical information needed to ensure that students have enriching, educational, and safe camping experiences that meet learning objectives.
Educators completing the course will have priority to schedule a date for a spring 2017 camping trip.
Pre-trip, site visit, and follow-up activities in ecology, environmental science, and resource stewardship, camping skills, logistics, safety, and team building techniques.