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COASTAL CLASSROOM

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.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Coastal Classroom Summer Institute

6th – 8th Graders
July 6 – August 5
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kaiser Park, 2529 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Free

Our five-week program offers lessons to middle school students during the summer in our city’s waterways. Science-based activities coupled with recreational opportunities such as rowing, fishing, seining and bird watching allow students to experience our waterways as their own backyards and to learn how to protect them.

For more information contact Luis Gonzalez, lgonzalez@cityparksfoundation.org.

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Coastal Classroom After School

For 6th to 8th grade students across New York City
Start Date: March 17th
8 Weekly Virtual Sessions
Wednesdays or Thursdays 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Free

The Coastal Classroom After School Program is designed to support middle school students to create meaningful relationships with their waterfront parks. Starting in March 2021, Coastal Classroom will provide virtual after school programming for up to 60 middle school students.

Using multimedia virtual lessons and authentic learning experiences students will learn about the ecology of the aquatic ecosystems in NYC waterfront parks and the species living in them. 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.

Applications are now closed.

For more information, please contact Luis Gonzalez at lgonzalez@cityparksfoundation.org.

Coastal Classroom Summer Groups Program

6th – 8th Grade Student Groups
July – August
Hallet’s Cove Socrates / Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City
Low Cost

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.

For more information contact Luis Gonzalez, lgonzalez@cityparksfoundation.org.

Generous private support is provided by Con Edison, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, ExpandEd Schools, The Barker Welfare Foundation, Patagonia, the MUFG Union Bank Foundation, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, and the Alliance for Coney Island. Generous public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, including Council Member Joseph Borelli and Council Member Mark Treyger.

In partnership with NYC Parks.

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SUPPORT CITY PARKS FOUNDATION

We bring New Yorkers together in their parks by offering free programs. Although our programming is temporarily suspended, parks remain open to find solace, to exercise, and to remain healthy. Please give now if you can so that we can be back in parks soon.