Biodiversity in the City

Description

Explore the 1.5 acres of garden and green space at the Wyckoff House Museum to understand the life systems of different flora and fauna native to NYC. Lesson highlights include: biodiversity and the ecosystems of an urban farm, organic vegetable gardening, soil and compost, and a visit to our beehives and the surrounding native plant area. Students will use observation skills and the five senses to learn about the bounty of life on our farm in this interactive lesson.

This program will run from May 1st-November 1st and takes place outdoors, rain or shine. This does not include a tour of the historic house.

Choose one hands-on activity: Herbal Sachet Making, Seed Planting, Herbal Tea Making, or Natural Dyeing (grades 2+).

This is an in-person outdoor program that can accommodate socially-distanced classroom groups or learning pods.

Offered At

Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House Museum preserves, interprets, and operates New York City’s oldest building and it’s surrounding 1.5 acres of farmland. Through innovative educational and farm-based programs we build cultural and agricultural connections within our community, emphasizing immigration, family, food, and community through history. During field trips to the farmhouse, students learn about the history of the site through inquiry, exploration, and hands-on activities.

Check out our new virtual learning experiences and school-based programs. Currently we are offering three types of program options:

  • 45 minute virtual programs, offered via Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Socially-distanced in-person experiences at the museum for schools within walking distance.
  • In-person programs at your school facilitated by a Wyckoff Educator.

Contact programs@wyckoffmuseum.org to discuss how we can modify our program offerings to best serve your students.

We are in school district 18.

Details

Subjects

Science, Biology, Ecosystems, Agriculture, Climate, My Community

Capacity

30 students, 1 chaperone per 5 students

Duration

90 min.

Activity

Field Trip

Grades

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K

Price Options

$150.00 per Group for Local District School

$220.00 per Group for Private School

$150.00 per Group for Title I School

$180.00 per Group for Public School