Urban Ecology Bike Tour with Turnstile Tours

Brooklyn Brainery

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What you'll learn in this bike training:

Discover the natural world in the midst a thriving urban industrial park on this bicycle and walking tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where we will explore New York City’s waterways, terrestrial ecosystems and urban farms. At the stunning 65,000-square-foot Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, we will learn how they produce thousands of pounds of vegetables annually – as well as honey and eggs – and are a national leader in the development of rooftop and urban farming techniques.

Descending to the bank of the East River, we will visit an oyster restoration project led by students from the New York Harbor School and will discuss the improving health of the city’s waterways, and the challenges that remain.

We will visit the historic Naval Hospital campus, where we will identify plants and trees, both local and exotic, that have sprung up on this largely undeveloped site, making it a haven for birds and insects. We will also discuss plans for a memorial park at the site that will become part of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. This tour will reveal that the natural world truly is all around us, even in the heart of the city.

You'll need to provide your own bicycle, safety helmets, and bike locks. A portion of this tour is walking, and you will need to lock your bike when we visit the rooftop farm. We'll meet at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and exact meeting instructions will be sent the day before the tour.
If you're looking for a refund, you need to back out of the class a week before it starts. We know it's draconian, but since we're not charging a million bucks, it's kinda hard to deal with last-minute bailings. Instead of dropping out if you have a schedule conflict, a better idea is to ask around your friends and see if anyone would take your spot, then just get money from them! We also can't switch you between class sessions or give any sort of refund after the class happens.

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8/24/2015
Kaone K.

Attended: Urban Ecology Bike Tour with Turnstile Tours
Kaone K. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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