About

NYC Environmental Study Center

science experiments at ESC

The Environmental Study Center (ESC) offers rich and engaging environmental science programs for students and teachers at all grade levels. Nestled in the Bergen Beach section of Brooklyn, this 7,000 square foot learning center, sitting on over an acre of beautiful grounds, is home to over 200 living organisms, four dynamic learning labs (flora, fauna, STEM and a fully equipped biotechnology lab), an outdoor learning space, a functioning greenhouse and a pond habitat. As a premier informal science destination space, ESC's mission is to deliver hands-on environmental science and STEM instruction. Through targeted standards-based enrichment programs, the highly trained ESC staff encourage students to explore the urban habitats around them and become stewards for the environment. ESC programs are age and grade appropriate, aligned to the NYC Science Scope and Sequence and the Common Core Learning Standards. To register for a class visit, click here.