Seeds to Trees provides outdoor field experiences and hands-on classroom activities for elementary and middle school students. Students will be introduced to science and nature in fun and engaging ways, whether through studying biodiversity, urban wildlife, forest ecology or healthy waterways.  

About Seeds To Trees

2nd – 6th Grade

Our Seeds to Trees program is integrated into science curriculum throughout the year, with a total of 14 sessions. Indoor classes are 40-45 minutes, while 3-4 outdoor field experiences run for 1.5-3 hours. Regular planning, ongoing assessment and professional development workshops align our lessons with each class’s learning level and style, and supports teachers in the areas of environmental science and outdoor environmental education.


Seeds To Trees School Partners

CityParks Learn works with 16-20 schools per year in order to ensure high-quality, in-depth partnerships. We concentrate our programming in high-needs communities, often with real environmental challenges, whose youth face barriers to educational achievement. Our goal is to work with students for a minimum of 2 years during the school day, and to offer after school, summer and intern programs for adolescents interested in continuing their learning.

For more information on Seeds to Trees or to become a school partner in 2019/2020, contact Luis Gonzalez at lgonzalez@cityparksfoundation.org or call (212) 360-3332.


Generous private support is provided by American Honda Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive, Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Bay and Paul Foundations, and The Barker Welfare Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council including Council Member Cabrera. In partnership with NYC Parks.