Black Rock Forest Consortium and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning have created a Virtual Forest Partnership with New York City Schools thanks to a generous grant from the Toyota USA Foundation.
In this module, students become citizen researchers by taking part in a longitudinal study to identify Black Rock Forest mammals in various habitats. Over the years, these habitats will emerge and be represented as colorful overlays over the Forest map.
Educators: Use the Playground to get familiar with the grid sampling tool by entering coordinates of a park near your school. Go to the Teaching Resources area to download materials that you can use with your students in preparation for your Black Rock Forest visit. The Research Grid will be used during your visit.
Students: Go to the Map to see species and habitat data collected by students who have participated in the Research Grid activity at Black Rock Forest. If you've already done the activity, you can search for the data you collected.
The Virtual Forest Partnership with New York City Schools
is made possible with support from the Toyota USA Foundation