Join DEP educators for an in-person education program at the Visitor Center at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility as we explore the New York City water story and help students answer the questions, “Where does my water come from? What happens to my used water after it goes down the drain? How can I help protect water?”
An in-person education program at the Visitor Center generally includes a presentation, hands-on activity, interpretive exhibits, and a tour around the facility. Students will learn about the NYC water cycle, including NYC’s drinking water supply and wastewater treatment process, stormwater management, harbor water quality, green infrastructure, and climate change. Throughout their visit (it is free!), students will also discover how they can play a role in NYC’s water story, both at home and at school, through careers, water conservation and community stewardship. DEP educators will tailor your field trip experience to the grade/age of students and classroom curriculum standards.
Please Note: due to ongoing facility work, tours will not include going to the top of the Digester Eggs at this time.
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, Engineering, Technology, The Water Cycle, Conservation, Sustainability
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, K, Postsecondary, Preschool
$0.00 per Group for Free