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Field Trips

Brooklyn Childrens Museum
Visit the Neighborhood Nature exhibit, explore the greenhouse and garden and meet interesting creatures

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Offers customized courses for different age groups

Bronx River Alliance
Canoe trips, walking tours and more

Central Park Zoo
Offers a range of science-related curricula for grades K-12

City Parks Foundation
Offers during and after-school activities on coastal ecology in Astoria and Long Island City

Freshkills Park
Stand atop Fresh Kills, once the worlds largest landfill and home to NYCs trash, now being recycled into a city park. Both the history and the future plans make for a fascinating experience!

Greenbelt Environmental Education Center
Programs include Waste Reduction, which teaches students where their garbage goes and provides an interactive demonstration on what to recycle at home and school

Greenmarket
Greenmarket School Tours introduce the concepts of seasonality, local food, and sustainable agriculture. School children discover the diverse varieties and delicious flavors of farm fresh food and explore the lively community created by a farmers market. Check out Greenmarket's Farm Field Trip program too!

Green Apple Map

Take a self-guided sustainability tour of your neighborhood using the NYC Green Map!

Hudson River Park Trust
Learn about Manhattans waterfront ecology

Newtown Creek Visitor Center
Take your school group to this brand new facility to learn the story of New York City's water and wastewater systems. DEP employees will guide your group through the billion gallons of water New Yorker's use every day.

New York City Soil and Water Conservation District
Offers workshops on water and soil quality monitoring

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Offers trips, hands-on activities and more

New York Restoration Project

NYRP provides resources to allow you to conduct your own field trip or enlist their assistance in providing students with a first-hand environmental exploration to complement classroom education

Pratt Industries
More than half of NYCs paper is recycled at this plant on Staten Island. Take a virtual tour with this article and video!

Queens Botanical Garden
Offers a wide variety of science-based workshops for all ages

Rocking the Boat
Ecology tours, on-water classroom and more

Trees New York

Students will learn all about trees and our urban environment

Urban Park Rangers
Free camping, canoeing, birding and more

Wave Hill
Tours and more at this beautiful public garden in Riverdale

The River Project
The River Projects Field Trips offer students from New York City schools the opportunity to experience the thriving ecosystem of the Hudson River Estuary

Urban Divers Ecology Center
Offers during-school and after-school activities

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Volunteer Opportunites

GrowNYC volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Find out about recycling volunteer opportunities here.