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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.

Six Curriculum Units Include

  • The History & Geography of the Gowanus Canal 
  • Exploring the Gowanus Watershed & Sewershed 
  • Water & Soil Quality Testing 
  • Flora & Fauna of the Gowanus Canal
  • Capstone Project Using the Design Process 

The Curriculum Package: 

  • Includes pre, post and field lessons, background text, maps and handouts 
  • Integrates Science, ELA and Social Studies
  • Is aligned with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Adaptable for grades 5-8
  • Uses the design process for project-based learning

If your colleagues are interested in downloading the curriculum send them a link to the survey. We would like for all teachers to fill out a pre-survey and agree to a follow up survey as well. For questions, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Hear some middle school students talk about combined sewage in the Gowanus Canal during this years EXPO Gowanus 2016 in the video below. 

EXPO Gowanus 2016 from Gowanus Canal Conservancy on Vimeo.