Since its founding in 1995, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has planted trees and renovated gardens, parks, and fields to provide beautiful public spaces to New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs.

Are you a teacher or administrator who works with K–8 students in New York City public schools?

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is now accepting applications for its free, hands-on, environmental education programs for students in kindergarten through eighth grade!

Through NYRP, City parks and community gardens become outdoor classrooms. Participating students explore green spaces, learn more about the City’s various ecosystems, and gain hands-on experience tending to community herb, flower, and/or vegetable gardens.

This fall, K–8 teachers can apply for the following NYRP programs:

  • Nature in My Neighborhood

    Based in Sherman Creek Park in Northern Manhattan, this program provides teachers with five curriculum options for students to investigate the City’s forest, garden, wetland, and river systems:

    • Highbridge Hike (Grades 3–8)
    • Habitat Rove (Grades K–5)
    • Our River, the Giver (Grades 3–8)
    • Talking Trees (Grades K–6)
    • Dig It! (Grades K–6)
An NYRP Garden is a Happy Garden

NYRP’s environmental education programs are aligned with New York State’s P–12 Science Learning Standards.

  • Garden Growers

    This program option provides participating K–8 students with a series of four-to-six guided lessons in one of NYRP’s local community gardens. Students learn how to plant, maintain, and harvest a garden while gaining valuable lessons in environmental science and stewardship. Each session is 1.5 hours long, and they can run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

NYRP is accepting applications throughout fall 2018. To learn more about NYRP’s education programs, please visit NYRP’s Education webpage or contact NYRP directly at info@nyrp.org.

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