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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.

Coastal Classroom After School

For 6th to 8th grade students across New York City
Start Date: Week of October 12th
October – December 2021
3:30 – 6:00pm
Locations:
Inwood Hill Park – PS52, 650 Academy St, New York, NY 10034
Bushwick Inlet Park – PS84, 250 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Kaiser Park – PS288, 2950 W 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Free

The Coastal Classroom After School Program is designed to support middle school students to create meaningful relationships with their waterfront parks. In Fall of 2021 – with strong COVID-19 safety protocols in place – this program will return to fully in-person programming.

Using site-specific, inquiry-based lessons and authentic learning experiences in their own communities, students will participate in fun 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.

For more information, please contact Luis Gonzalez, Associate Director of Environmental Education; lgonzalez@cityparksfoundation.org.

Coastal Classroom Summer Institute

6th – 8th Graders
July – August
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, Associate Director of Environmental Education; 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, Associate Director of Environmental Education; 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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