Bronx River Alliance 40.8472° N -73.8706° W

Description

The Bronx River is a rich learning laboratory. The Education Program helps schools and community organizations use the river as a classroom, engaging youth and adults in a variety of enjoyable and educational activities. Canoe trips, and Recreational walking tours are popular and help introduce the community to the river’s wonders. The Bronx River Alliance’s Education Program enriches the learning experience of students in under-served schools by providing opportunities to learn by doing. It empowers student and resident volunteers by training them as water quality monitors. As they gather scientific data on the river’s health, they are also taught what they can do to improve it.

Info

1 Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462

+1 718-430-4614

Sun
Closed
Mon
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Water Testing, Science, Engineering, Animals, Conservation, Weather And Climate, Life Sciences, Botany, Ecosystems, The Water Cycle, Adaptation, Climate, Social Studies, Sustainability
Activities
Field Trip, School Based Program
Grades
K 2, 3 5, 6 8, 9 12, Preschool
Cost
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Water Quality Monitoring Exploration

By testing for different parameters that are key in understanding environmental health, this experience helps students think critically about how the surrounding environment affects the chemical and physical state of the Bronx River.

Subjects Covered

water testing

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.

Bronx River Fish Passage Tour

Take a walk to see the Bronx’s first fish ladder at the 182nd street dam and learn about the grand diadromous fish, the Alewife Herring, and their triumphant travels to and from the Bronx River. Explore how Natural Resource Group and the BxRA are helping these fish over barrier dams that have been in place since the 1800’s.

Subjects Covered

science, engineering, animals, conservation

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

River Ecology and History Walk

Learn the importance of the ecology and the urban forest that surrounds the river through guided educational walk. Students will learn how to identify native and invasive species of plants and animals that call the river their home.

Subjects Covered

animals, botany, conservation

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8
Capacity
999 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
90 min.

School Based Program