Field Course for Teachers

July 6 – 16

Day 1
Central Park Reservoir meet at the entrance to Central Park on 90th Street and Fifth Avenue
Assignment due: Reflections on the articles;
“How NYC Gets its Water” by Emily Rueb
“The Water Supply of New York City,” by Gerard Koeppel
Guest presenter: Ken Chaya creator of the map and app “Central Park Entire”
Aqueduct Challenge activity
Slides to download: Central Park Reservoir & Croton Aqueduct & map of Central Park Reservoir


Day 2
High Bridge
meet at 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10033 at 173rd Street
Assignment due: Reflections on selections from Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (pages 2 – 9 of excerpt) and the article “Beyond Ecophobia” by David Sobol
Guest presenter: Bryan Diffley, Engineer
Tyler Van Fleet, Watershed Agricultural Council
Gravity Tube activity
Slides to download: Field Course – High Bridge & High Bridge map


Day 3
Jerome Park Reservoir meet at the 2860 Webb Ave, Bronx NY 10468, at the corner of Reservoir and Webb Avenue Here is a map link. https://goo.gl/maps/ULrJI
Assignment due: “Healthier Students Are Better Learners” by Charles E. Basch (pages 4 – 5, 39 – 43) and
selections from Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (pages 10 – 19 of excerpt)
Slides to download: Field course – Jerome Park


Day 4
Visitor Center at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant meet at 329 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222
Assignment due: Reflections on excerpt from “Underneath New York” by Harry Granick and “What is Place-Based Education?”
Guest presenter: Robin Sanchez NYC DEP
Slides to download: Field course – Sewage

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