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2016 Staten Island Ride

Google Photos Album Word of the day: Borough  Comes from the Old English word “burg”, which means town or walled fortress Intro Lesson: Because we had to quickly get downtown to make the 11:30 Staten Island ferry, we made the

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2016 George Washington Bridge – Palisades

Google Photos Gallery Word of the day 1: Beacon  A guiding or warning signal by light or fire, especially one that is high up in the air Word of the day 2: Palisades  Stakes, a line of steep cliffs along

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2016 Van Cortlandt Park Ride

Google Photo Album Word of the day: Museum  A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. Intro Lesson: Today's ride was to Van Cortlandt Park! The park is named after Stephanus Van
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2016 Inwood Hill Park Ride

Word of the day 1: Exploration  The act of exploring and traveling to new places in order to learn about different people, communities, etc. Word of the day 2: Eureka “I have found it!”, comes from the Greek work heureka

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2016 High Bridge Ride

Entire Google Photos Album Word of the day: Aqueduct From the root “aque” meaning “water”, combined with the root “ducere” meaning “to lead”. Hence, an aqueduct is a channel for directing water. Intro Lesson: The riders had already learned about
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2016 Newtown Creek Ride

Entire Google Photos Album Word of the day: Pollution  Presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects. From the root “pollueur” meaning to soil, defile, contaminate. Intro Lesson: The word

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2016 Bronx River Ride

Entire Google Photos Album Word of the day: Community  A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. From the Latin root “communis” meaning common, public, general, shared by all or many. Intro
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2016 Roosevelt Island Ride

Google Photo Album Word of the day: Marginalization Margin = edge, border (like the margin of a piece of lined writing paper) Intro Lesson: Today’s ride was to Roosevelt Island! The word of the day was “marginalization.” Marginalize, in a
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2016 Randall’s/Wards Island Ride

Entire Google Photos Album Word of the day: Ecology  The branch of biology that deals with the relationship between living things and their environment. From Greek "oikos" -> "eco" meaning "house". Intro Lesson: In the morning, we gathered the students
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2016 East River Ride

Entire Google Photos Album   Word of the day: Bicycle from Greek bi = two + kýklos = wheel Intro Lesson: In the morning, all the students grouped in a classroom at the Beacon School. Celeste drew a map of
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