Let's Visit Locations in NYC from Prehistoric Times!

2.6 Million Years Ago Ice Covered NYC

Ancient Bedrock dating back 1.1 billion years and Ridges created from the last Ice Age can be found in our Boroughs Today! 

The Bronx

Click the Map to Look around St. Mary's Playground to Find the Bedrock!

St Mary's Playground

Van Cortlandt Park

Pelham Bay

Manhattan

Central Park

Inwood Park

Queens 

Forest Park in Woodhaven

Neighborhoods named for their Ice Age Roots

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Highland Park, Queens

Hollis Hills

Jamaica Hills

Briarwood

Forest Hills

Ridgewood

Cypress Hills

Crown Heights

Prospect Heights

Boerum Hill

Cobble Hill

Park Slope

Greenwood

Bay Ridge

Lighthouse Hill

Arden Heights

Can you tell us where these places are?

Which Borough?

Animals of NYC during the Prehistoric Era

Which Animal Above is the Coolest? Why?

What do you notice about their fossil? (A fossil is the remains of something that was living- like a bone)

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