Marine Education Association
Join the Science Council of New York City (SCONYC) for their 39th Annual All-Day Conference and Luncheon on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8am-4pm at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282. Click here to view the flyer.
Certificate available for SIX HOURS of professional development
New York City Department of Education Endorsed
- Keynote Address: Is the Earth Warming or Cooling? Ice Ages and Climate Change.
- Special workshops planned for new and in-service science teachers on understanding of current assessment system
- CTLE CREDIT required for mandatory PD 175 hours required by NYSED will be available for selected workshops as noted in the final program and in updates on our website.
- Informal educational resources available for NYC including museums, zoos, aquariums, environmental and National parks
- Information about textbooks, educational materials, programs and ideas
- Commercially developed educational workshops
- Easy access via many major subway lines and the NJ PATH system
- Exhibition Hall featuring books, programs, and classroom materials
- Hot buffet luncheon available
For more information and to register, visit http://www.sconyc.org
FUNTIME WITH MICKEY MAXWELL COHEN. (rev. 12/13/16)
Unless otherwise noted these monthly Gateway National Recreation Area / Partnership Programs (*) are free and reservations are not required. Scheduled programs will take place rain or shine, except for exceptional circumstances, in which case you will be notified by email. Sun and insect protection and a collection bag are always recommended.
*Experience the Winter Beach at Fort Tilden
Building 1 at Fort Tilden
Sunday, February 5, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
The sun, moon and earth are in position today to create a notable low tide. Explore the intertidal zone and walk the sea floor with American Littoral Society naturalist, Mickey Maxwell Cohen, author of Adventures at the Beach to observe the usually-hidden biological treasures from beyond the tides. This is an American Littoral Society / G.N.R.A. Partnership Program.
DIRECTIONS TO FORT TILDEN: Subway & bus: Take the #2 or #5 train to Flatbush Ave. / Brooklyn College and then the Q-35 bus past Floyd Bennett Field and just over the Gil Hodges memorial Bridge. Check Sunday train schedules ahead of time. Ask driver to let you off at Ft. Tilden. By car: From exit 11s on the belt parkway, head south and over the Marine Park Bridge (Gil Hodges Memorial). Stay on right and take the right ramp toward Breezy Point. Make a left into fort at the first light. Go to end and park by Bldg One or at the nearby Post Chapel.
*The Canarsie Pier and Beach
Sunday, March 26, 2017
12:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Meet at the historic pier at Canarsie and learn about the pre-World War II plans to construct dozens of wharves and and storage facilities in a partially filled-in Jamaica Bay. Join naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen on a hike along a biologically-rich intertidal beach on a search for native flora and fauna. Binoculars, and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This is an American Littoral Society / GNRA Partnership Program.
DIRECTIONS: BMT L train to last stop, Rockaway Parkway (check Sunday train schedules ahead of time), then free transfer to the B42 bus to the to the pier. By car, Belt Pkwy to Exit 13, Rockaway Pkwy. Free parking near the base of the pier, on the east side.
*A Springtime Hike at Breezy Point
Meet at Fort Tilden, Bldg 1 and carpool to Breezy Point
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Carpool in a caravan led by Mickey Maxwell Cohen of the American Littoral Society to the little known western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula. Highlights will include seashells and other stranded critters, dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising variety of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty. Binoculars and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This is an American Littoral Society / GNRA Partnership Program.
DIRECTIONS TO BREEZY POINT
Subway & bus: Take the #2 or #5 train to Flatbush Ave. / Brooklyn College and then the Q-35 bus past Floyd Bennett Field and just over the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Ask driver to let you off at Ft. Tilden. By car: From exit 11s on the belt parkway, head south and over the Marine Pky. Bridge (Gil Hodges Memorial). Stay on right and take the right ramp toward Breezy Point. Make a quick left into fort at the first light. Go to end and park by Bldg One or at the nearby Post Chapel.
*Celebrate Beach Plum Blossom at Plumb Beach
Plumb Beach Round House
Sunday, May 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the profusion of Beach Plum blossoms while learning about the ever-changing Plumb Beach with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen. Learn about heroic plans to halt the most severe ongoing beach erosion in our area. Binoculars and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This is a Gateway N.R.A. / American Littoral Society Partnership Program.
DIRECTIONS TO PLUMB BEACH.
By car: Eastbound on the Belt (Shore) Pky. Entrance to Plumb Beach parking is from the eastbound side, just east of Knapp Street exit. Careful, it’s easy to miss
Public transportation: B or Q-train to Sheepshead Bay and then the B-4 bus to Knapp Street. Check Sunday train schedules ahead of time.
It is a 10-minute walk from the corner of Emmons Ave. and Knapp Street. Walk along the pedestrian walk, eastbound, with the water to your right and the Belt Parkway to your left. You can't miss the parking lot. We'll meet at the art deco "round house" at 10:00. If you arrive late, we walk slowly along the beach to the left (east), with a couple of detours into the dunes.
Annual Spring Weekend at Montauk
Friday — Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
Leaders: Mike Bottini, Mickey Maxwell Cohen and Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society.
A great natural history weekend. Visit the "Walking Dunes" (cranberry & orchid bogs), Lighthouse Beach (tidal pools), Camp Hero Bluffs, a special geology exploration in the shadow of the Montauk lighthouse, Point O'Woods walk and Big Reed Pond. See nesting pine and prairie warblers, bank swallows, screech owls, Baltimore orioles and enjoy the beautiful beaches. Cost: per person TBA; includes 2 nights at the historic Montauk Manor House (heated indoor/outdoor pools), 4 meals plus a wine & cheese welcome reception, 5 guided hikes, 2 evening programs, an evening star watch, plus free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk. Optional paddle boarding/kayak trip. For more information and full itinerary email email@example.com or call (718) 474-0896.
2016 NYSMEA Annual Conference Updates
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Founders Award: Joel Teret (photo credit: Sarah Richards)
Matthew Fontaine Maury Award: Betty Borowsky (photo credit: Sarah Richards)
Kinghan Service Award: Gene Ritter and Beth Ritter (photo credit: Sarah Richards)
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