Big Apple Safari for Families: The Urban Park Rangers Guide to Nature in New York City

Big Apple Safari for Families: The Urban Park Rangers Guide to Nature in New York City

by Sharon Seitz




The only nature guide to New York City endorsed by the Urban Park Rangers.

Here at last is a valuable resource for those parents who have always held the love of nature as an integral part of their lives, and wish to share it with their children. This book is filled with activities and information about how to find and experience nature in all five boroughs. With the cooperation of NYC's Urban Park Rangers, author Sharon Seitz has written a book about nature in the city and how to enjoy it with your children. Families who want to explore nature in an urban setting through hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities now have the ultimate resource. This book offers dozens of suggestions for fun learning for both you and your children, from toddler to age 11:
  • Kayak the Hudson River, free of cost, with your child, at nonprofit boat-rental facilities
  • Enjoy a sleep over next to the NY Aquarium shark tanks with your kids.
  • Watch for red-tailed hawks nesting on Fifth Avenue skyscrapers; wild turkeys in Manhattan's Riverside Park; ring-neck pheasants in Brooklyn; deer on Staten Island; flying squirrels in Queens; even a bald eagle in Manhattan!
  • Tend a family section of one of the city's community gardens.

All activities are rated per age appropriatenessfrom stroller accessible to toddler friendly to moderate to strenuous (up to 11 year olds). 50 black & white photographs, 6 maps, index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881506211
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/15/2005
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sharon Seitz is a native New Yorker and alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has written for New York Magazine, the New York Daily News, and Newsday. She lives in Brooklyn.

Table of Contents

Five-Borough Mapvi
1Nature and Environmental Centers2
2Nature Walks30
3Birding with Children76
4Nights on the Town110
5Paddling with Kids132
6Exploring the Shore148
7Gardens Grow Children164
9Goin' Fishing212
10Museums, Zoos, and Farms228
Getting There248
Additional Resources270

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Big Apple Safari for Families: The Urban Park Rangers Guide to Nature in New York City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ALNY More than 1 year ago
I Will hope to use it soon