• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

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About 45,000 athletes gathered at Fort Wadsworth on November 7, 2010 to begin the annual New York City Marathon.

About 45,000 athletes gathered at Fort Wadsworth on November 7, 2010 to begin the annual New York City Marathon.

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Did you know that the New York City Marathon begins at Fort Wadsworth, part of Gateway's Staten Island Unit? "A Run in the Park" reveals how national parks in both urban and remote areas alike promote health and strength through recreation.

 
Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Renay Moran-Kurklen helps her students test water samples at Floyd Bennett Field's Dead Horse Bay.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Renay Moran-Kurklen helps her students test water samples at Floyd Bennett Field's Dead Horse Bay.

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National parks also add depth and interest to student learning. "Making It Stick" is the fifth and final installment of our series on our 2009 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher, Renay Moran-Kurklen, and how she integrates classroom teaching with experiential learning for her fifth graders.

 
 

 

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Aeiral view of the eastern portion of Jamaica Bay

At approximately 32 square miles and over 13000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest natural open space in New York City.