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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

After School Program

Our Concrete Jungle - Exploratory Course

April 29, 2014 - June 10, 2014

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Bronx River Restoration: New York City
The Bronx River Alliance is restoring this river to ecological health after centuries of misuse and neglect. The Alliance reintroduced alewife herring (Alosa pseudoharengus) in 2006 and 2007 and the species has started to repopulate the river, an indicator of ecosystem health. 


New York City is not the first place you think about when you hear the words conservation, nature, or biodiversity. This class aims to change that and will challenge you to see beyond the metropolis and explore NYC’s rich biodiversity. Our class will investigate NYC’s natural history from a pre-colonial Eden to concrete jungle, learn the skills of ecological research, and roam the Halls of the Museum (after hours!). We will visit Central Park, Inwood Park, and the shores of the Hudson River to learn about the diversity of animals and plants living right on our doorstep. Our class will also discuss what is needed to improve our NYC environment as we debate current conservation issues, including climate change resilience, environmental justice, hydrofracking, and urban re-wilding. Students that register for this course should be willing and allowed to travel off AMNH premises for afternoon field trips. Dates to be decided by the first day of class.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 4/29, 5/1, 5/6, 5/8, 5/13, 5/15, 5/20, 5/22, 5/27, 5/29, 6/3, 6/10

 

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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