Biodiversity in the City (School-based Program)

Description

Does your school have a garden or outdoor space available for programming? The Wyckoff House Museum can come to you!

Students will explore outdoor garden and green space to understand the life systems of different flora and fauna native to NYC. Lesson highlights include: biodiversity and the ecosystems of Brooklyn, organic vegetable gardening, soil and compost, and sustainable living. Students will use observation skills and the five senses to learn about the bounty of life in our city in this interactive lesson.

Choose one hands-on activity: Herbal Sachet Making, Seed Planting, or Herbal Tea Making.

Flexible timing is available.

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

Duration

60 min.

Activity

School Based Program

Grades

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

Price Options

$200.00 per Group for Public School

$180.00 per Group for Local District School

$180.00 per Group for Title I School

$220.00 per Group for Private School