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Schools

School Clean & Greens

 

School Clean & Green is our service-learning program for students in grades 3-12. Students may work in our native plant nursery or on nearby street trees and bioswales (rain gardens). These outdoor workdays introduce students to the Gowanus Canal, why it's so polluted and what they can do to make a healthier ecosystem through stewardship. Students learn how to use hand tools and handle plant materials. The type of stewardship activity is contingent upon seasonal maintenance needs. Before students visit we customize learning goals with teachers to compliment science or other units. 
A water quality testing activity (for grades 5 and up) can be added by request with an additional fee for testing materials. 
90 min session, Wednesdays (Sept-Nov and April-June). 
Fee: $175 public schools and non-profits
$250 private schools 
$25 (additional) water quality testing activity
Fill out a program request form here if you would like to schedule a trip. 
School Clean & Green is our service-learning program for students in grades 3-12. Students may work in our native plant nursery or on nearby street trees and bioswales (rain gardens). These outdoor workdays introduce students to the Gowanus Canal, why it's so polluted and what they can do to make a healthier ecosystem through stewardship. Students learn how to use hand tools and handle plant materials.
The type of stewardship activity is contingent upon seasonal maintenance needs. Before students visit we customize learning goals with teachers to compliment science or other units. A water quality testing activity (for grades 5 and up) can be added by request with an additional fee for testing materials. 
90 min session, Wednesdays (Sept-Nov and April-June). 
Fee: $175 public schools and non-profits$250 private schools $25 (additional) water quality testing activity
Fill out a program request form here if you would like to schedule a trip. 

 

STEM Gowanus Urban Ecology Curriculum

STEM Gowanus

Teachers can download the free STEM Gowanus Curriculum for grades 5-8. Click here to fill out this pre-survey and then we'll send you the curriculum download link. 

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Gowanus Canal Walking Tours

 

Gowanus Canal Walking Tours give an overview of the history of the canal and information about its ecosystem and the Superfund cleanup. On the tour, students learn about industrial waste and combined sewage overflow as the two primary sources of water pollution. They visit green infrastructure projects and learn about other challenges the canal and neighborhood is facing, including development, rezoning and climate change. Tour time and content can be modified for grade level. Before students visit we customize learning goals with teachers to compliment science or specific units. 
60-90 min session, Tuesdays or Thursdays 
Fee: $95 public schools 
$150 private schools and universities 
Fill out a program request form here if you would like to schedule a trip. 

Gowanus Canal Walking Tours give an overview of the history of the canal and information about its ecosystem and the Superfund cleanup. On the tour, students learn about industrial waste and combined sewage overflow as the two primary sources of water pollution. They visit green infrastructure projects and learn about other challenges the canal and neighborhood is facing, including development, rezoning and climate change.

Tour time and content can be modified for grade level. Before students visit we customize learning goals with teachers to compliment science or specific units. 

60-90 min session, Tuesdays or Thursdays 

Fee: $95 public schools $150 private schools and universities Fill out a program request form here if you would like to schedule a trip.