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Updated as of Tuesday, November 21, 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 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.
Elementary and Middle Schools: Compost in the Classroom (in-school workshop)
In this 60-minute in-school workshop, we bring the farm to you! Facilitated by a City Growers educator, students build a worm-composting bin right in the classroom and learn to maintain it. Through hands-on learning, students understand why it is important (and fun!) for sustainable practices to be a part of all of our lives. How much food can half a pound of worms eat in one week? Let us find out! Available for grades PreK-8; minimum three classes per day. Contact Hillary Horowitz for more information and to register.
Elementary and Middle Schools: Honeybee Education (in-school workshop)
In this 60-minute in-school workshop, we bring the farm to you! The honeybee plays an important role in agriculture, and its health is indicative of the health of our environment. Students explore the intricate world of the honeybee super-organism through sensory exploration of the inside of a honeybee hive, and engage in active learning all about pollination. No honeybee workshop is complete without a honey tasting, straight from the City Growers hive. Available for grades PreK-8; minimum three classes per day. Contact Hillary Horowitz for more information and to register.