What role does green space play in the urban environment? Explore The Battery and observe how people and other living things are using this green space. Learn about the benefits of green spaces to people, the environment, and our ability to protect ourselves against natural disaster. Design a new green space for your own community, and learn how to get involved in local green space. PLEASE NOTE: As this is a Self-Guided trip, you will be exploring the farm and park without the support of our staff. All lesson plan materials and worksheets will be sent to you in advance to bring with you.
The Battery Urban Farm, a project of The Battery Conservancy, is an educational farm where, since 2011, New York City’s students, residents, and visitors have learned about their role as environmental stewards, along with sustainable farming techniques and the joys of tasting new foods. In 2015 we opened our Forest Farm, an enchanted forest of primarily native plants with a focus on edible and medicinal plants.
Our programming has shifted this season in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. This winter, we are offering materials and support for groups interested in taking self-guided tours of the park. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see available Field Trips. If you're having trouble finding them, refresh the page and try again.
Please note that registration for spring trips opens in February, for summer trips opens in June, and for fall trips opens in August. If you do not see a time slot that works for you, please reach out through e-mail, or join our waitlist to be alerted when registration opens each season. We will do our best to accommodate you!
Conservation, Social Studies, Sustainability, City Planning, My Community
33 students, 1 chaperone per 2 students
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
$0.00 per Group for Free