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The Nature of New York. Re-written by CUNY . Tamika Estwick. Karen Chase. Joshua Perera. Sulexan Chery. The Mission.

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TheNature

of

New York

Re-written by CUNY

TamikaEstwick

KarenChase

JoshuaPerera

SulexanChery

the mission
The Mission
  • The restoration of New York’s natural environment, to create public awareness of the importance of that goal for the health and well being of New York’s inhabitants, and to support the arts for their power to help define, illuminate and advance that goal.
what is the nature of new york
What is the Nature Of New York?
  • Ecological
  • Socio-cultural
  • Economical
the four pillars
The Four Pillars
  • Breeding Grounds
  • Urban Oases
  • Human Experience
  • Resurrection
did you know
Did You Know…
  • There are 836 species of animals and plants in New York City
  • 122 of these species are unidentified and exclusive to the nature of New York City
  • Central Park – which is the home to most of these animals and plants is 843 acres – bigger than the country of Monaco!
the nature of new york
The Nature of New York

Environmental

Economical

Socio-cultural

borough of manhattan
Borough of Manhattan
  • Protrusion of granite forming an island with a solid South and soft North.
  • Location of commerce was affected by the geology of the area.
  • Affluent communities resided in what is now Chelsea.
borough of brooklyn
Borough of Brooklyn
  • Largely marshlands
  • Flourished in the agricultural and trade economies
  • Ethnically diverse community.
borough of the bronx
Borough of The Bronx
  • The only borough in NYC that is connected to the mainland of the U.S.
  • The primary economic endeavors were in factories, agriculture and race tracts.
  • Many immigrant communities established settlements in this area because of the availability of opportunities.
new york as an unsuspected oasis
New York as an Unsuspected Oasis
  • The Atlantic Flyway
  • The flight of the Monarchs
  • New York City’s Biota
key environmental issues facing new york
Key Environmental Issues Facing New York
  • Health issues threatening New Yorkers
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Urban development
new york city in action current environmental campaigns
New York City in Action: Current Environmental Campaigns
  • Federal Clean Air Act
  • Solid Waste Management Plan
  • Community Garden Development
cuny an unsuspected oasis
CUNY: An Unsuspected Oasis
  • 400,000 enrolled in CUNY
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Located in all five boroughs
goals of the nature of ny project
Goals of The Nature of NY Project
  • Goal 1- tap into CUNY – a great unsuspected oasis !
  • Goal 2 – Re-acquaintance with the environment
  • Goal 3 – Mobilize the public
getting to know the nature of new york building blocks
“Getting to Know the Nature of New York” building blocks

Website

Events/

Projects

Competition

CUNY

getting to know the nature of new york model
“Getting to Know the Nature of New York” model

Website

Website

Virtual Environment

CUNY and the Humanities

Events/

Projects

Competition

Events/

Projects

Competition

CUNY

CUNY

Gates of Learning

getting to know the nature of new york model1

Website

Website

CUNY and the Humanities

Events/

Projects

Competition

Events/

Projects

Competition

CUNY

CUNY

Gates of Learning

“Getting to Know the Nature of New York” model

Website

Website

Virtual Environment

CUNY and the Humanities

Events/

Projects

Competition

Events/

Projects

Competition

CUNY

CUNY

Gates of Learning

virtual environment
Virtual Environment

Glossary Page

Pictures Page

Shock/Statistics

Page

Nature of New York.edu

History Page

Events Page

Key Issues Page

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Website

Website

CUNY and the Humanities

Events/

Projects

Competition

Events/

Projects

Competition

CUNY

CUNY

Gates of Learning

“Getting to Know the Nature of New York” model

Website

Website

Virtual Environment

CUNY and the Humanities

Events/

Projects

Competition

Events/

Projects

Competition

CUNY

CUNY

b

Gates of Learning

cuny and the humanities

Engagement

via

the Arts

CUNY and the Humanities

Architectural Design

Competition

Visual Arts

Competition

Early Child Learning Center Arts Submission

Performing Arts

Competition

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Architectural Design Competition - Nature & Urban Design

It examines nature and urban design in the metropolitan landscape in two ways:

  • By connecting university faculty and students with industry leaders to generate and share ideas
  • By highlighting the importance of nature and the value of design
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Early Child Learning Center Arts Submission - CUNY Kids: Nature of New York through a Child‘s Eyes

  • This project provides an opportunity for:
  • Children to present their natural surroundings’ using a medium of their choice
  • Children begin to develop an appreciation for nature at an early age
  • To engage and disseminate information to the adults in their children’s lives i.e. teachers, parents
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Visual Arts Competition – Fauna in Focus

Tapping into the creative talent that surges through CUNY, a visual arts competition:

  • Allows students to reacquaint themselves with the nature of New York
  • Capture the wonder and beauty that lies in the environment of New York City through the eyes of a CUNY student
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Performing Arts Competition

This competition seeks to allow students to express their thoughts and feelings on the nature of New York and what is being done to restore it.

Submission categories would be broken into three areas:

  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Literature
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CUNY and the Humanities

Architectural Design

Competition

Visual Arts

Competition

Engagement

via

the Arts

Early Child Learning Center Arts Submission

Performing Arts

Competition

getting to know the nature of new york model3
“Getting to Know the Nature of New York” model

Website

Website

Website

Website

Virtual Environment

CUNY and the Humanities

CUNY and the Humanities

Events/

Projects

Competition

Competition

Competition

Competition

CUNY

CUNY

CUNY

CUNY

Gates of Learning

Gates of Learning

gates of learning
Gates of Learning

Funding for

Education

Case Study/Debate

Competition

Engagement

via

Education

& Action

Colloquia

Special Projects

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Funding for Education

Utilizing the power of education, Environmentally focused programs of study have been identified at the:

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Post-graduate level
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Case Study / Debate Competition

Allow students to develop ideas for restoring New York natural environment

Provides a forum for students to formulate opinions, present information, and share ideas

Key

Outcomes

Facilitate the development of leaders who will lead preservation efforts in the years to come

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Colloquia – Panel Discussions/Student-led Enviro-Talks

John Jay College

Baruch College

NYC Technical College

Criminal Justice

Architecture

Business

Restoration

of

New York’s environment

City College

Health

Education

Hunter

College

Engineering

Environment

Education

Queens College

Kingsborough

Community College

Maximize public awareness by …

  • Focusing on each campuses academic interest
  • Serve as clearinghouse for ideas
  • Initiating and facilitating collaborative discussions
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Special Projects

  • CUNY-wide Earth day
  • Nature walks throughout New York City
  • CUNY Forest: Adopt-a-Plot program
  • Eco-Fest
  • “Nature of New York” book signing
  • Film festival
  • Concerts
  • Food Festival
  • Cultural Fest
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“Getting to Know the Nature of New York” model

Website

Website

Website

Website

Virtual Environment

CUNY and the Humanities

CUNY and the Humanities

Events/

Projects

Competition

Competition

Competition

Competition

CUNY

CUNY

CUNY

CUNY

Gates of Learning

Gates of Learning

the resurrection
TheResurrection
  • The Gates Project
central park
Central Park

The jewel of New York City. An oasis of serenity, ecological wealth and escape.

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