Fall 2016, p.4

The Ranger Conservation Corps Enlists Students In Another Great Semester of Environmental Service

Flying squirrels at Van Cortlandt Park? This was one of the discoveries students made as they helped to research wildlife inhabiting the parks during their service with the Ranger Conservation Corps (RCC) this fall 2016. Marble Hill Students participated in RCC programs at Van Cortlandt Park and Inwood Park. Students at Van Cortlandt Park,under the supervision of Ranger Nicole Ruszczynski, prepared a slide show presentation for parents based on their work. Students at Inwood Park, under the supervision of Ranger Edward Bailey, worked on documenting wildlife through photography and graphic design. The graphic design poster of Marble Hill School students Amdadul Haque and Mohsen Sharkan was recognized as the best in the category by NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver during the RecYouth Fall Digital Media Showcase held on December 9th, 2016.

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The Ranger Conservation Corps at Van Cortlandt Park

Left: Noe Zambrano, Emelyn Cristal Rosario Bello, Samelly Pena Paniagua, Luis Paulino, Yenrik Fernandez, Alexander Jimenez and Ranger Nicole Ruszczynski












Below: Luis Paulino holds an invasive species at Pelham Bay Park while Emelyn Rosario takes a photo to document the finding.Resized_20161108_122430.jpg


The Ranger Conservation Corps at Inwood Park


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Left: Ranger Edward Bailey, Mohsen Sharkan, Amdadul Haque, and Ms. Rosario at the RecYouth Fall Digital Media Showcase.






Below: NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver awards best in category certificates to Amdadul Haque and Mohsen Sharhan for their graphic design.

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