After School Program
Our Concrete Jungle - Exploratory Course
April 27, 2015 - June 8, 2015
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: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 4/27, 4/29, 5/4, 5/6, 5/11, 5/13, 5/18, 5/20, 5/27, 6/1, 6/3, 6/8