Greening Your School

Get Kids Involved!


Start an Environmental Youth Group

Take Students on a Field Trip

Place Location Description
Alley Pond Environmental Center Queens Nature programs on 635 acres of woodlands, meadows, and fresh and salt water marshes
American Museum of Natural History Manhattan Exhibitions on biodiversity and nature
Blue Heron Park Staten Island Environmental enrichment education in the ponds and wet woodlands at Blue Heron
Bronx River Alliance Bronx Canoe trips, walking tours and more
Bronx Zoo Bronx Educational programs and materials for students
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Children's garden, summer science adventures, school programs
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Brooklyn Offers customized trips for different age groups
Brooklyn Childrens Museum Brooklyn Nature exhibit, explore the greenhouse and garden
Central Park Zoo Manhattan Offers a range of science-related curricula
City Parks Foundation Queens Offers during and after-school activities on coastal ecology
Freshkills Park  Staten Island Tours of the site, detailing plans to turn the 2,200-acre area into a public park
Greenbelt Env'l Education Programs Staten Island Offers customized programs for different age groups
Greenmarket School Tours Multiple Locations Discover the diverse varieties and delicious flavors of farm fresh food and explore the lively community created by a farmers market
GrowNYC Free Farm Tours Multiple Locations A farm visit that explores how food is grown and how animals are raised
Hudson River Park Trust Manhattan Environmental programs and recreational activities
Gateway National Recreation Area Brooklyn, Queens Ponds, trails, visitors centers, and environmental education programs 
Lower East Side Ecology Center Manhattan Living lessons in recycling and composting 
Museum of the City of New York Manhattan Learn about the impact of fire on the city and the role of the water system to combat it
New York Botanical Garden Bronx Garden adventures, workshops, and teacher seminars are available
NYC Soil and Water Conservation District  Manhattan Offers workshops on water and soil quality monitoring
New York Hall of Science Queens 400 hands-on science and technology exhibits
New York Restoration Project Multiple Locations Self-guided field trips or NYRP-led environmental exploration to complement classroom education
Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Brooklyn Learn the story of New York City's water and wastewater systems, and brand new organic waste digesters
Pratt Industries USA Staten Island To arrange for a tour of the paper recycling mill, email Barbara Farley at at least two weeks in advance.
Prospect Park Audubon Center Brooklyn Explore the world of birds and pond and forest life
Queens Botanical Garden Queens Offers a wide variety of science-based workshops for all ages
River Project NYC Manhattan Hudson River Estuary field trips
Rocking the Boat Bronx Ecology tours, on-water classroom and more
Serpentine Art & Nature Commons Staten Island Trips based on life sciences, botany, environmental studies, and geology
South Street Seaport Museum Manhattan On-shore and on-ship lessons in the water resources of New York City
Urban Divers Ecology Center Multiple Locations Offers during-school and after-school activities
Waterfront Museum Brooklyn A “floating classroom” housed aboard a one-of-a-kind restored covered wooden barge
Wave Hill Bronx Programs on nature studies.