Virtual Urban Ecology Program


In 45-60 minute virtual field trips with GCC, elementary school students (grades K-5) investigate biodiversity in an urban ecosystem as they explore human impact on the Gowanus Canal, a former salt marsh estuary through activities and discussion. Students learn actionable ways they can have a positive impact as stewards of the local environment by engaging with interactive imagery, videos, and virtual activities.

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy

The Gowanus Canal has captivated people for more than 400 years, from its salt marsh era to a polluted industrial waterway in Brooklyn that today is undergoing clean up and revitalization. Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC) is dedicated to facilitating the development of a resilient, vibrant, open space network centered on the Gowanus Canal through activating and empowering community stewardship of the Gowanus Watershed. Since 2006, we have served as the environmental steward for the neighborhood through leading volunteer and youth stewardship; engaging students in environmental issues; and working to advocate for, build, and maintain innovative green infrastructure around the Gowanus Canal.

From September – November 2022, GCC is offering in-person community science field trips for grades 5-12.

For more information, contact or call 718-541-4378



Ecosystems, Animals, Botany, Climate, Conservation


40 students, 1 chaperone per 20 students


60 min.


Field Trip


3, 4, 5, K, 1, 2

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