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.

students conducting an experiment at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Teachers conducting an experiment at Great Kills Park, another part of Gateway National Recreation Areea

National Park Service

How to create your own, project based, citizen science activity in a National Park

Where: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

When: Tuesday, November 7 10 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.

WIth a few important guidelines in hand, teachers can help students craft project based learning activities that empower students while helping parks and communities learn from citizen science. This teacher workshop will share the guidelines, apps, websites, engaging data collection equipment and techniques that teachers need to help students achieve success as citizen scientists in a National Park.

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

To register, please e-mail e-mail us. Please use "teacher workshop" in the subject line.

Questions? Contact e-mail us .

Last updated: October 5, 2017

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