Thursday, May 28, 2015

Exploring the Beach for Mating Horseshoe Crabs

There is no fee for this activity, but space is limited.

Registration is required.

   

THE NEW YORK BIOLOGY TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION

in cooperation with Gateway National Recreation Area


Exploring the Beach 
for 
Mating Horseshoe Crabs


See a species that has existed for approximately 240 million years.  While rare in the world, they can be found in the NYC area.


 THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
    4:00 - 6:30 PM    


 PLUMB BEACH
Gateway National Recreation Area
Belt Pkwy Eastbound between Knapp St. and Flatbush Ave



Led by Alan Ascher, Science Educator

A Spring Field Trip For Teachers And Others To Explore The Salt Marsh, Observe The Annual Horseshoe Crab Mating  And Meet Some Of The Other Marsh Inhabitants. No Experience Required. This Beach Walk Has Been Taking Place For Over 25 Years.

There Are Some Exciting Changes That Have Occurred Since Superstorm Sandy. Observe These Changes And See If They Have Had An Impact On The Horseshoe Crab Population.

Individual students who accompany a teacher or parent are welcome to attend. 
                             
Dress casually. Old sneakers recommended.  You will be walking approximately ¾ mile round trip. Limited facilities at site.

DIRECTIONS:  Plumb Beach is located along the eastbound Belt Parkway between Knapp Street (exit 9) and Flatbush Ave (exit 11).  Bus transportation is available on Knapp Street. You can also walk the bike path from Knapp Street or Flatbush Avenues. We will meet in the parking area in front of the round building

FOR REGISTRATION: (INCLUDE YOUR NAME, SCHOOL OR AFFILIATION AND A DAYTIME OR CELL PHONE NUMBER) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION LEAVE AN E-MAIL MESSAGE ATalanascher@GMAIL.COM

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Climate Change: Adapting in NYC


    
There is no fee for this activity, but space is limited.

Registration is required.

The New York Biology Teachers' Association
invites you to participate in a Field Trip

Climate Change:
Adapting in NYC
A Program for High School Biology Teachers

led by an Urban Park Ranger

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Special Information     
There is no fee for this activity, but space is limited.

Registration is required.

The New York Biology Teachers' Association
invites you to participate in a Field Trip

Climate Change:
Adapting in NYC
A Program for High School Biology Teachers

led by an Urban Park Ranger

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Alley Pond Park, Queens

1:00 to 3:00 pm

[Rain or Shine]

Meeting location will be sent with your registration confirmation.

This is an outdoor activity. Wear comfortable shoes for this easy walk.

Since this is the middle of the Spring bird migration, bring binoculars.

Climate Change has the ability to affect every living thing on our planet. Participants will explore the park and come away with a basic understanding of the effects of climate change on New York City flora, fauna and landscape. They will discover and discuss what they can do to help our environment, not only in the city, but worldwide.

The activities in Climate Change: Adapting in New York City focus on the following skills:
Identifying relationships
Critically thinking to solve real-world problems
Formulating questions about natural phenomenon
Collecting qualitative and quantitative data
Working effectively in groups
Observing, recording and analyzing

To register, send your name, home/cell telephone number, and school toprograms@nybta.org. As space is limited, please register early. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.Alley Pond Park, Queens

1:00 to 3:00 pm

[Rain or Shine]

Meeting location will be sent with your registration confirmation.

This is an outdoor activity. Wear comfortable shoes for this easy walk.

Since this is the middle of the Spring bird migration, bring binoculars.

Climate Change has the ability to affect every living thing on our planet. Participants will explore the park and come away with a basic understanding of the effects of climate change on New York City flora, fauna and landscape. They will discover and discuss what they can do to help our environment, not only in the city, but worldwide.

The activities in Climate Change: Adapting in New York City focus on the following skills:
  • Identifying relationships
  • Critically thinking to solve real-world problems
  • Formulating questions about natural phenomenon
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Working effectively in groups
  • Observing, recording and analyzing

To register, send your name, home/cell telephone number, and school toprograms@nybta.org. As space is limited, please register early. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Saturday, September 13, 2014