NYC DEP Newtown Creek Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility 40.733° N -73.9462° W

Description

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.


Lunch Notes

Classes are welcome to bring and eat lunch at the Visitor Center during their visit.

Bathroom Notes

Bathrooms are available in the Visitor Center.

Info

329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

718-595-3506

educationoffice@dep.nyc.gov

Sun
Closed
Mon
Closed
Tues
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thur
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Science, Engineering, Technology, The Water Cycle, Conservation, Sustainability, My Community, Water Testing, Social Studies, Geography, Earth's Systems, History, Ecosystems, Chemistry, Climate
Activities
Field Trip, Virtual Field Trip, Career Talk, College Tour
Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, K, 1, 2, Postsecondary, Preschool
Cost
Free
Accommodations
Cafeteria, Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Visitor Center at Newtown Creek: New York City’s Water Story

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 (in Greenpoint, Brooklyn) 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.

Subjects Covered

science, engineering, technology, the water cycle, conservation, sustainability

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, adult, k, 1, 2, postsecondary, preschool
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
120 min.
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