Field Trips

Exploring the Roosevelt Waters (Stream Ecology)

Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Science,Social Studies
State Standards:
Social Studies: 1,2
Science: The Living Environment

This program focuses on FDR and his interest in conservation of natural resources. Through hands-on exploration, students will learn about the Roosevelt Estate, the creatures living in the Roosevelt waters at Springwood and how the President's management of his family estate was reflected in New Deal-era conservation programs. By utilizing multi-disciplinary techniques and observational skills, students will collect data from the streams, identify and classify organisms, and participate in a web-of-life game where they will apply their newly gained knowledge of fresh water ecosystems.

Additional Resources

 Stream Ecology Powerpoint Presentation

 Contact Susanne Norris for more information at 845-229-6873


Stream Ecology Powerpoint

Download Stream Ecology Powerpoint

Last updated: June 8, 2021