Photos: Sandy's Wreckage, Now a Playground

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Zucker Natural Exploration Area, Prospect Park

Credit: Laura Poppick
The Zucker Exploration Area opened in mid-October in the northeast corner of Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Kids take turns pumping water into the ridges of…Read More »

this trunk that was toppled by Sandy. The youngster in the striped shirt figured out that, if he clumped sand from the ground into the ridges, he could create small dams that would allow "lakes" to form.    Less «
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.
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