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Science in the Park

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Join host Christina Cantrill for a discussion with participants of Science in the Park, a project that brought NWP teachers and NPS park rangers together to plan and implement programming that welcomes young people and their families into national parks to play with and learn science together. Science in the Park was funded through one-year spark grant from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and is part of their Families Learning Across Boundaries work.


  • Cris Constantine, Education Program Manager with the National Park Service, Interior Region 1, North Atlantic – Appalachian
  • Jan Gebert, Teacher-Consultant, Pocono Writing Project
  • Darshna Katwala, Director, Long Island Writing Project
  • Stephanie West-Puckett, Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island; Teacher-Consultant, Tar River Writing Project

Related Resources

Playlists for Parents

Designed to support parents and/or youth to lead their own learning experience, these playlists were created from Science in the Park work and will be tested at National Park Service sites this fall.

Become a Junior Ranger at the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Playlist, created by BLRV rangers for use at the park.

Science Sundays Think Like a Scientist Playlist, created by Pocono Writing Project teachers and DEWA Rangers for use at the park and in regional parks.

This post is part of the NWP Radio collection.

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