Teacher Workshops

The teacher workshops offered by Gateway are designed to create a collaborative community between teachers and park educators. The workshop introduces concepts of Citizen Science and how students will be participating in important scientific research and learning about the park itself.

A Ranger stands on a bench and looks through binoculars at the East Pond Trail.

A Pollinator for Every Classroom: Gardening for Wildlife at School and Beyond

Where: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

When: Monday, January 30, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Citizen Science is a teaching method that extends beyond the classroom to get teachers, scientists, and students thinking about real-world applications of science and real needs of our communities. Students will perform scientific inquiry that aids park researchers in making good decisions for Gateway, and empowers students to seek out solutions to problems they see in their world.

Teachers interested in conducting citizen science programs with their classrooms are encouraged to attend this workshop. Three citizen science programs will be presented including Habitats by Land and Sea which focuses on restoring native plants, Clean Shore Corps which tackles plastic marine debris, and Birds, Brains, & Binoculars which studies bird behavior and changing habitats in the park.

Educators will be provided with guidance and background for these programs from education rangers; Gateway is also launching a new Education Science Ambassador Corps which will be comprised of knowledgeable volunteers to help teachers in the classroom and at field visits.

Maximum capacity 50. Lunch is not provided. There will be some walking in outdoor spaces. Certificates of participation will be distributed at the end of the workshop

Register online at the workshop sign-up page hosted by SignUp.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/AtWMoc
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

Questions? Contact e-mail us .

Last updated: January 19, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

Contact Us