Open Outdoors for Kids

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Education Specialist Sam Durbin leading a virtual program

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In 2019-2020, as part of the National Park Foundation (www.nationalparks.org) Open Outdoors for Kids grant opportunity, Gateway National Recreation Area partnered with New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (njseagrant.org) and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (jbrpc.org) to expand programming opportunities to under-resourced communities around the park and beyond. As of March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was quickly altering daily life in New York City, we were poised to serve thousands of students with in-person programming. Despite the challenges, we quickly revised our course.

 
Map of Gateway National Recreation Area
Map of Gateway National Recreation Area

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Today, Gateway is meeting the needs of educators, caregivers, and students with a Virtual Learning Center to provide programming to for all grades.
To learn more aobut the Virtual Learning Center please contact Gate_Education@nps.gov.

This project was made possible by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of donors from across the country.

In 4th or 5th grade? Or do you have a 4th or 5th grader at home? Learn about how you and your family can explore public lands for free with Every Kid Outdoors.

Last updated: February 2, 2021

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