Our program invites middle school students to become actively involved in our marine ecosystem with hands-on learning in parks along the New York City waterfront. Participants will learn about everything from water ecology to quality, urban waterfront restoration to preservation, sparking excitement and passion for conserving our coasts and waterways.
The Coastal Classroom Afterschool Program is designed to support middle school students to create meaningful relationships with their waterfront parks. Starting on March 11th Coastal Classroom will provide afterschool programming for up to 30 middle school students at each of the 3 locations listed below. Using site-specific inquiry-based lessons and authentic learning experiences in their own communities, students will participate in hands-on exploratory activities such as data collection on shoreline creatures, fishing and rowing/canoeing. They will build their curiosity for the natural environment and develop knowledge and skills in science with a focus on coastal ecology, water quality, urban waterfront restoration, and preservation.
Inwood Hill Park (Start Date March 11th)
Mondays 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Located at the “Payson Center” next to Payson Playground, 285 Dyckman St, New York, NY 10034
Shoelace Park (Start Date March 12th)
Tuesdays 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Indoor Location: TBD
Kaiser Park (Start Date March 14th)
Thursdays 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Located at IS288 The Shirley Tanyhill, 2950 W 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224
For more information, please contact: Luis Gonzalez, Associate Director of Environmental Education
email@example.com, (212) 360-3332
6th – 8th Graders
July – August 2019
Monday – Thursday 9am-3pm
Kaiser Park, Coney Island, BK
Our five-week program offers lessons to middle school students during the summer in parks around city waterways. Science-based activities coupled with recreational opportunities such as rowing, fishing, and field trips to a variety of sites allow students to experience our waterways as their own backyards and to learn how to protect them.
For more information contact Luis Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-360-3332.
4th – 8th Grade Student Groups
Hallet’s Cove Socrates / Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City
Our four-week Coastal Classroom Summer Groups program brings groups of up to 25 youth from local summer camp programs to the New York City shoreline at Hallet’s Cove in Long Island City and connects them to the life found in and around our local waterways. Science-based activities coupled with recreational opportunities such as rowing and fishing allow students to experience our waterways as their own backyards and to learn how to protect them.
Generous private support is provided by American Honda Foundation, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The Barker Welfare Foundation, and Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council. In partnership with NYC Parks.