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February 13, 2014


Project TRUE instructors and teen interns gather data on birds in Prospect Park. Photo by Kristen Agosto. Click the photo to read more about the Project TRUE blog.


Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation Society created a blog for Project TRUE as part of the civic engagement aspect of the program. The teen interns generate the content for the blog, and it is managed by Jason Aloisio, Fordham University PhD candidate and City Zoo Urban Ecologist, and Debbie Dieneman, Coordinator of Volunteers at Prospect Park Zoo.


When asked about the choice to use a blog to share the teens’ research, Karen Tingley, Director of City Zoos Education and Co-PI Project TRUE, said, “Technology is a part of most teens lives and it only makes sense for us to incorporate technology as a tool for exploration.”


February 6, 2014

Teachers learn techniques in vegetation survey

Teachers learn techniques in vegetation survey


In late 2013, Brooklyn College and Gateway Recreation Area held their initial Sentinels of Shoreline Change field trip to Plumb Beach. The field trip allowed participants to become familiar with data collection techniques and develop ideas for project-based lesson plans. Click here to read more, and see photos from the field trip.

December 13, 2013

An interview with Alan Friedman, SENCER-ISE Project Director, appeared in the SENCER and NCSCE eNews on November 20, 2013. The interview focused on his September 2013 Education Week commentary, Learning: A Holistic View. Click here to read the eNews article.

August 30, 2013

NCSCE Receives Noyce Award for Additional SENCER-ISE Partnerships

NCSCE recently received funds from The Noyce Foundation to support an additional four SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnership Support Award partnerships. To read the award announcement in the SENCER eNews, click here.

The four additional partnerships have been named in the SENCER eNews! Read the article here and continue to check the SENCER-ISE website for updates on all ten partnerships.