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Urban Junior Naturalists: Afterschool Program for Middle School Students

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Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park South

The Bronx, NY 10471

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Tuesdays this spring, join Urban Junior Naturalists with the new theme, “Connecting to the Land.”

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Van Cortlandt Park is the city’s third largest park with 1,146 acres. The forests, fields, and wetlands of the park are home to thousands of species of flora and fauna. Millions of people visit the park each year.

This spring, explore how nature and humans interact within Van Cortlandt Park. Reaching back into the history of the park, and moving through its current uses, participants will learn about the work VCPA is doing to preserve the park as a space for humans to enjoy and for nature to thrive.

Each week, participants will explore a different section of the park and complete a hands-on project. Topics include: Acknowledgement of the Indigenous Lenape people; history of the Enslaved People who lived on and worked the land; Urban farming; Natural history; Freshwater ecology; and much more!

At-home rainy day activities are provided (class will be held via Google Meets in the event of rain or inclement weather). All supplies are included.

Urban Junior Naturalists will meet on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 6 pm from April 27 to June 8, 2021. The program will meet at the lake house (enter the park at Bailey Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South each week) except on May 25th where we will meet at VCPA’s Garden and Compost Site (enter the park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue).

Cost per student is $100 for the 7-week program.

Register now, we are limited to 10 spots to ensure proper social distancing.

COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our employees, program participants, and park users are our top priorities. Please know that we at the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance are following strict City and State COVID-19 prevention guidelines as we continue to provide programming in the field.

We have made the necessary adjustments and arrangements to ensure safety for all:

● VCPA Staff has been issued appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) that they are required to wear.

● Staff will follow and maintain social distancing protocols while working in the park.

● Work equipment and surfaces will be cleaned with disinfectant several times a day.

What we expect from our program participants:

● PPE must be worn while participating in our program. We will provide PPE if needed.

● Do not attend the program if you are feeling sick. Notify VCPA staff right away.

● Follow social distancing protocols.

After registering for the program, parents will be provided a contract to sign regarding the safety procedures their child(ren) will be required to follow.

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Van Cortlandt Park South

The Bronx, NY 10471

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