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December 1, 2015

High School Students Learn About the Glacial Geology of Brooklyn and Queens

Barry A. Schwartz speaking to high school students.

On December 1st, 2015 New York City Department of Design and Construction Project Manager Barry A. Schwartz presented information to a group of Grover Cleveland High School students on the glacial geology of Brooklyn and Queens. The students are participating in a project to develop an android app for Council Member Elizabeth Crowley’s initiative to better describe the parklands in her district.

Barry tailored his presentation to show the students how much the land has changed over time. His presentation showed the high school students how, in the past, the glacial drift covered many northern states. Barry explained to the students how things have drastically changed over the years and how North America as we know it now is a much more habitable place. The students learned how Long Island, as it is now, did not exist prior to 18,000 years ago. Finally, the students learned how the world changes over time and how glaciers affected landscapes throughout Brooklyn and Queens.