Investigate with a Ranger

***April 12 Update: Spring 2018 ranger-facilitated field trip slots are full. Teacher-led field trip slots are still available. To bring your class on a teacher-led program, please complete and submit the Field Trip Reservation Request Form below.***

Bring your class to Gateway NRA to investigate with a ranger! Please complete our Field Trip Reservation Request Form to book your field trip today. Questions? Contact us.

Field Trips to Gateway NRA

Teachers and students can explore most park sites by participating in a variety of ranger-guided programs and self-guided field trips. Please review these guidelines for your upcoming visit.

The Sandy Hook Unit has many educational opportunities in both natural and cultural history. Guided school programs are conducted for a fee by the following partner organizations: New Jersey Seagrant Consortium and the American Littoral Society.

Students recording information about birds
Students observe and study birds at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Science on the Fly! is an inquiry-based trip to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge that explores the dynamics of ecosystems. During their trip, students investigate how plants and animals interact with each other and discover how scientists use crowd-sourced data to better understand and develop solutions to environmental issues.

Clean Shore Corps explores real world causes and harmful effects of plastic marine debris and how it enters New York waterways. Using apps and modern data collection techniques, students collect and classify the kinds of plastics found on streets and shores of Jamaica Bay. Please note that this program requires transportation between two points within the park.

Birds, Brains, and Binoculars takes students on an exploration of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, which is part of the vital east coast corridor for migratory birds. Students collect important data that will be used by scientists in monitoring and improving the ecosystem for migrating birds.

Last updated: May 10, 2018

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