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Updated as of Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Disclaimer: The NYC Department of Education does not endorse and is not responsible for the policies and practices of external partners. All work with external partners should be conducted in accordance with the Chancellor's Regulations . Teacher participation in opportunities that occur during school hours require principal's approval.
Elementary Schools: Apply now for Budding Scientists-The Urban Ecosystem Program
Application Deadline: September 29, 2017
The STEM Matters NYC Budding Scientists-The Urban Ecosystem Program supports elementary school teachers’ and students’ exploration of the New York City ecosystem through investigations of NYC’s local ecology and built environment. Teachers and their students conduct authentic scientific investigations to make observations and to explore urban ecology and the built environment in their very own communities. All participating students will present their findings at the Elementary Science Expo on June 5, 2018. Budding Scientists-The Urban Ecosystem is open to grades K-5 classroom teachers. Click here for more information and to apply.
Elementary and Middle School: Free Environmental Education Programs Fall 2017
Contact: Nina Salzman /212-333-2552
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) offers free hands-on environmental education to Kindergarten through eighth grade students. Nature in My Neighborhood is the umbrella for five programs centered on the urban forest, garden, and aquatic ecology at Sherman Creek Park in northern Manhattan. Students learn about the importance of greening their communities through hands-on investigations of the Harlem River and woodland plants and animals. Click here for more information and to apply.