Middle School 15 is 2 blocks from Aqueduct Avenue in The Bronx. Teachers Shawanda Weems, along with co-teacher Mr. Mozoub, discovered The Friends Of The Old Croton Aqueduct 4 years ago; ever since they’ve brought their summer class to Washington Heights.
This year her kids crossed the High Bridge to learn the history of the rooftop water towers, and the Old Croton Aqueduct. They stepped on Rucker Park’s basketball court, toured Morris Jumel Mansion and Sugar Hill Museum Of Art & Storytelling, and paid respects at Mayor Ed Koch’s and John J Audubon’s graves.
Inside Precinct 33 a police detective and sergeant always answer questions. Ms. Weems, who was born at Rangel Houses on Harlem River Drive, also makes sure her students walk by nearby Polo Grounds, to hear the story of NY baseball.
Guide Lesley Walter loves taking Ms Shawanda’s class around...even if the tour starts at 8am. Those kids are always curious about what they see! And they love a bacon picnic inside Highbridge Park— which is what an 8am meetup deserves!