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School Clean & Greens

Students in grades 3-12 from schools and youth organizations propagate native plants, remove weeds, and care for neighborhood street trees and bioswales. The Conservancy organizes outdoor workdays, introducing students to the canal, why it's so polluted and what they can do to restore its vitality. Students learn how to properly use hand tools and handle plant materials. The type of stewardship activity is contingent upon the seasonal maintenance needs for the green spaces we care for. We coordinate with teachers to customize the learning goals to compliment topics students are learning in science and other classes. 

If you are interested in setting a Clean & Green date for your school or youth group, fill out a request form or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information and pricing. 

STEM Gowanus Urban Ecology Curriculum

STEM Gowanus

Teachers can download the (new!) STEM Gowanus Curriculum, available free for educators. Please click here to fill out this pre-survey and then we'll send you the link to download the units in PDF format.

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Canal Tours

Gowanus Canal walking tours give an overview of the history of the canal and information about its ecosystem and the Superfund cleanup process.

On a 1.5-hour tour, participants visit historical sites, see Conservancy design-build projects and learn about the environmental challenges the canal faces. Tours also cover climate resiliency and sustainability, conservation projects, and local urban plants and wildlife. Tours and presentations are offered to schools, universities, businesses and organizations. Tours are held Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact us about pricing.

Interested groups can contact the Conservancy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to arrange a custom tour or presentation.