Virtual Education Program: New York City's Water Story


Meet your DEP educator virtually via Zoom while they guide students through the New York City Water Story.

A virtual education program includes a presentation, Q & A, and video footage of the wastewater treatment process. Students will consider the following questions, “Where does my water come from? What happens to my used water after it goes down the drain? How can I protect water?” Students will learn about the NYC water cycle, including NYC’s drinking water supply and wastewater treatment process, stormwater management, and harbor water quality. Students will leave with a better understanding of how they can play a role in NYC’s water story, both at home and at school, through careers, water conservation, and community stewardship. Your virtual program will be tailored to the grade/age of your students and classroom curriculum standards.

This virtual program opportunity is a great option for schools that are not able to join us for in-person field trips at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek.

Offered At

NYC DEP Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Education hosts education programs year-round at the Visitor Center at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility. Education programs at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek are scheduled by request for pre-K through 12th grade, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as teachers and non-formal educators.

Discover New York City’s water resources through exhibitions and hands-on education programs, including NYC's water supply and wastewater treatment systems, stormwater management, green infrastructure, and harbor water quality.



Science, Earth's Systems, The Water Cycle, Conservation, Sustainability, My Community


30 students


45 min.


Virtual Field Trip


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

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