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