Gowanus Canal Conservancy 40.6795° N -73.9875° W

Description

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 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all education programming will take place virtually this season.

From October – December 2021, GCC is offering TWO 45-60 minute virtual community science field trips for students in grades 5-12.

Students will investigate Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and how it pollutes NYC waterways through human impact and city infrastructure design. They will explore community science data and some solutions we can all work on for cleaner, healthier NYC waterways. After the trip, students can conduct a community science investigation using their own data.

Trips are free for schools that are located in the Gowanus watershed and New York State Environmental Justice areas in Brooklyn (see map here). All NYC public schools that demonstrate at least 50% economic need (DOE index) are free; other NYC public schools are $50; NYC private schools are $150.

For more information, contact education@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call 718-541-4378

Info

2 2nd Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11215

+1 718-541-4378

education@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tues
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Science, Ecosystems, Water Testing, Climate, Conservation, Sustainability, Measurement & Data, The Water Cycle, Animals, Botany, History, Social Studies, Agriculture, Geography, Industrial Revolution, My Community
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Field Trip, Partnership, School Based Program, School Partnership
Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 3, 4, 5, K, 1, 2
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Virtual Community Science Trip #1 (Water Quality)

Middle and high school students will participate in a synchronous (in real time) 45-60 minute virtual field trip to the Gowanus Canal. Students will become community scientists by learning about local NYC waterways, how to assess waterway health, and how to analyze data to identify trends and tell compelling narrative stories.

Trips are free for schools that are located in the Gowanus watershed and New York State Environmental Justice areas in Brooklyn (see map here). All NYC public schools that demonstrate at least 50% economic need (DOE index) are free; other NYC public schools are $50; NYC private schools are $150.

Subjects Covered

science, ecosystems, water testing, climate, conservation, sustainability

Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Virtual Community Science Trip #2 (Mussel Habitat)

Middle and high school students will participate in a synchronous (in real time) 45-60 minute virtual field trip to the Gowanus Canal. Students will learn how Atlantic Ribbed Mussels can help improve the Gowanus Canal’s polluted waters, why mussel habitat is at risk, and what solutions are underway

Trips are free for schools that are located in the Gowanus watershed and New York State Environmental Justice areas in Brooklyn (see map here). All NYC public schools that demonstrate at least 50% economic need (DOE index) are free; other NYC public schools are $50; NYC private schools are $150.

Subjects Covered

science, ecosystems, animals, water testing, climate, conservation

Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
60 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Field Trip

Partnership

School Based Program

School Partnership