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New York City and the surrounding metro area has an abundance of environmental-themed places that offer field trip packages and education for students. Check out the options below and schedule a trip for your class!
Alley Pond Environmental Center
located in Queens offers a wide range of fun engaging nature programs. They operate on 635 acres of woodlands, meadows, and fresh and saltwater marshes.
American Museum of Natural History
is lcoated in Manhattan. Home to various exhibitions on biodiversity and nature.
Blue Heron Park
located in Staten Island provides environmental enrichment education to students of all ages. Take a tour of the new nature center hike and trail. Learn about Blue Heron Park surrounding wetland ponds, streams and swamps.
Bronx River Alliance
located in the Bronx, host canoe trips, walking tours, and many more fun educational activities.
The Bronx Zoo
offers educational programs and materials for students. The Bronx Zoo offers a wide range of programs and tours that enhance the science curricula.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
is home to children's gardens, summer science adventures and a wide variety of school programs.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
is home to tons of activities and attractions. Plan a visit for a funfilled day at the park. Kids can interact with many aspects of nature on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
provides interactive exhibits about nature. The programs help to enhance students understanding of their scientific environment by exploring the greenhouse and garden.
Central Park Zoo
offers a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula and educate and inspire diverse communities so that students can appreciate the wonders of wildlife and wild places.
City Park Foundation
located in Queens offers during and after school programs on coastal ecology, gardening and science and nature in urban environments.
Central Park Conservancy
offers a variety of educational programs and resources to help children explore Central Park and develop skills for learning and inquiry, all in the world's greatest outdoor classroom. These programs can be combined for an enhanced experience.
Environmental Study Center
located in Brooklyn offers educational hands on tours and a wide variety of information about the environment. Environmental Study Center aims at educating students how to co-exist with nature and make responsible environmental decisions.
located in Staten Island offers site tours, fun activites and provides details about the surrounding natural environments of this 2,200 acre park that is currently under transformation.
located in Staten Island offers customized tours for different age groups. The programs are geared towards many education levels and abilities.
Grow NYC FREE Farm Tours
includes fun farm visits that help students gain a better understanding of local agriculture and the importance of eating healthy, seasonal foods in a fun interative way.
Governors Island Teaching Garden
is of the farm operated by Grow NYC. To schedule a trip for a fun filled tour of the farm do so by
filling out this form
The Horticultural Society of New York
offers tours to school gardens, rooftop farm and local bioswales. Hort offers customized trips to students in order to connect them with urban ecology, rainwater collection, botany, growing vegies and environmental action. Additionally, there a multiple teaching enrichment programs offered to teachers.
Hudson River Park
has a wide range of high impact field trip programs that provides students with the hands on scientific experience on the waterfront. Students are engaged in hands-on activities, games and learn about the history of the Hudson River.
Gateway National Recreation Area
with multiple locations offers a wide variety of ranger guided or self guided tours. The programs cover subject areas such as climate change, bird migration, plant phenology and many more.
Museum of the City of New York
located in Manhattan, students learn through a hands experience on guided tours. Students learn about many topics related to social studies.
New York Botanical Garden
is located in the Bronx and offers garden adventures that help students to understand ecology, plant science and the world around them. The outdoor programs help to create a deeper appreciation of nature.
New York City Soil and Water Conservation District
located in Manhattan offers workshops to students and teacherson water and soil quality monitoring.
New York Hall of Science
located in queens, Features up to 400 hands on science and technology exhibits.
Pratt Industries USA
located in Staten Island, is home to many recycling plants. To visit the paper recycling mill, make an appointment by sending an email to Barbara Farley,
at least two weeks in advance.
Prospect Park Alliance
located in Brooklyn, open their doors to explore a world of birds, ponds, and forest life.
Queens Botanical Garden
offers a wide variety of science based workshops and more exciting events and tours.
The River Project
located on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, The NYC River Project offers estuary field trips along the Hudson River.
Rocking the Boat
located in the Bronx, offers ecology tours, on-the-water classrooms and much more.
Serpentine Art and Nature Commons
located in Staten Island provide field trips and tours based on geology, life sciences, botany and environmental studies.
SIMS Municipal Recycling
located in Brooklyn, the Sims Municipal Recycling offers a free tour of their Recycling Education Center at the Material Recovery Center.
South Street Seaport Museum
located in Manhattan offers, on-shore and on-ship lessons on the water resources of New York City.
Water Front Museum
located in Brooklyn offers a unique floating classroom on board a restored covered wooden barge.
located in the Bronx offers student programs on nature studies.
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