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.
6th – 8th Graders
July 9 – August 9
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.
Please click below to view the application information. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed – applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program.
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.