Outdoor Explorations with Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns joined Arts and Athletics in 2018 as a garden educator, teaching students about growing fruits and vegetables right in their own schoolyards. Sarah also works at the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden. She loves getting her hands dirty and growing food. She has volunteered as a garden educator at places as varied as Stone Barns Center and Rikers Island. An experienced educator and nature expert, Sarah Burns has been the gardening teacher at PS 166, both during school and after school, for a number of years. Currently, she is sharing her expertise with children through two outdoor-focused classes that take place in Central Park. These are Field Trips on Foot and Geocaching!

Geo-Caching–Wednesdays 2nd Grade and UP!

What is Geo-Caching? Well, it’s the world’s largest treasure hunt! The teacher guides the children through the park to find items that have been left for them to discover.

You’ve seen it every time you go geocaching, that specific combination of letters and numbers that leads to ground zero: latitude and longitude. But where do those numbers come from, and what do they really mean? Keep reading to learn everything there is to know about latitude and longitude.

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Field Trips on Foot–Fall Cycle

How well do you know your park?
Children will go on walking field trips around Central Park to destinations like Turtle Pond, Belvedere Castle, Conservatory Garden, the North Woods, and maybe even the Carousel! Along the way, we will learn about the park’s natural life and some of its characters, like Balto the sled dog, Stuart Little’s boat race in Sailboat Pond, and the two children who hid in the Metropolitan Museum! Please note that there will be many walking in this class — often two or more miles. Children should be prepared for long walks and bring water and a snack.