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Baltimore Woods Nature in the City

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108
Hours: Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sundays.
The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk.

Baltimore Woods Nature in the City brings authentic natural science learning to K-6 grade urban school children. Supported by the Syracuse City School District and corporate sponsors, tied to the Syracuse City School District curriculum and New York State Science Standards, lesson content supports teachers while directly impacting students. Holding programs in parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom, students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun.
Visit www.baltimorewoods.org for more information

Nature in the City Cultivates Wonder
Baltimore Woods Nature Center Program Celebrates Proven Success

Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s Nature in the City program ignites an interest in science in thousands of Syracuse students. Recent measurement of outcomes from a fifth grade energy program taken by pre- and post test scores indicate an average 50% improvement in fifth graders’ knowledge and understanding of energy following Nature in the City instruction. Now in it’s seventh year, the award-winning program delivers natural science education programs to students in grades K-6 in eleven Syracuse city schools. Nature in the City meets New York State science curriculum standards.

??Demonstrating deliverable results, Baltimore Woods works in partnership with the Syracuse City School District and the corporate community. In the 2010-2011 school year, generous financial support to Nature in the City has been awarded by the Syracuse City School District, Time Warner, Lockheed Martin MS2, Lockheed Martin Employee Federated Fund, Dominion, SRC Inc, National Grid, AXA, Byrne Dairy, Key Bank, Anaren Microwave, Gear Motions Foundation, CNY Air and Waste Management Association, and Onondaga County’s Save the Rain green infrastructure project. In addition, corporate sponsors’ employees volunteer their time to the program.

Programs are held using walking field trips to parks and neighborhood green spaces as well as the classroom. This helps insure that students’ earliest learning experiences in the sciences are relevant, meaningful and fun. Emma Anderson, a Baltimore Woods Nature in the City Educator recounts: “I remember leading a program last fall. A second grade class was waiting to learn how to use binoculars before heading on out on a bird walk. I handed a pair of binoculars to an eager young boy—he put them up to his face and exclaimed ‘I can see the whole world!’” Simply showing children a new way to look at what is right around them in their neighborhood gives them a new perspective and opens up an abundance of experiences and wonder. Nature in the City is helping to connect urban school children to the whole world around them through hands-on/minds-on science instruction. The Nature in the City program cultivates a love of science, a sense of wonder, and is an approach to urban natural science education.

Thea Reidy
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Road, P.O. Box 133
Marcellus, NY 13108
315 673-1350 office; 315 247-7904 cell
www.baltimorewoods.org
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Posted: Saturday, January 15th, 2011 @ 10:09 am by Curt
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