Buddy Bison Reunites With a Beloved Friend

Last month 8th-grade Buddy Bison students from Brooklyn Jesuit Prep explored national parks in New York. they boarded a ferry to Ellis Island taking a quick first stop to see Lady Liberty. Ranger Dennis Mulligan and Ranger Reneel Langdon welcomed them at the docks and taught them about the statue’s majestic structure. Before their departure to Ellis Island, the students enjoyed a beautiful view of New York City.

Did you know that over the 60+ years of its operation as an immigration station, Ellis Island processed more than 12 million immigrants? That is a lot of people! The students learned this and more when they met Ranger Sam Webb there. He joined them for a fascinating audio tour leading them through the halls that immigrants walked as they entered this country. Seeing artifacts from different time periods and hearing immigrant stories was so inspiring! The students are excited to make plans to visit this park and other New York area parks in the near future!

A very BIG Buddy Bison thanks to Statue Cruises for providing the ferry transportation and to Richard and Nanci Czaja for their generous sponsorship of this school each year! Because of their important support, many of these students were able to visit these iconic historic sites for their first time ever!

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