The Horticultural Society of New York 40.825005° N -73.9563° W

Description

Visiting the Greenhouse Education Center and Learning Garden at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park is a great way to introduce the wonders of the natural world to your students. The park, Greenhouse, and Learning Garden are filled with hands-on experiences that will inspire young minds. Students investigate arthropods, plant seeds, harvest vegetables, and cook plant-based snacks, even in the winter!

Workshops are available year round 10:00 and 11:15 AM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. (Thursday programming in Spanish and English!).

The Greenhouse Education Center is located east of the track, between the community garden and the skating rink: https://tinyurl.com/TheHortGEC

COST: The field trip registration fee is $125.00 (per experience), payable by credit card. Payment is required to confirm your booking request.
Please pay the registration fee here:
http://weblink.donorperfect.com/greenhousefieldtrips

PLEASE NOTE: **Thanks to support from Council Members Abreu, Jordan and Ayala, if your school is in their district, YOUR SCHOOL is eligible for a FREE visit (up to 2 groups per school) to the Greenhouse Education Center! Each additional visit is $125 per session.

The NYS Parks Field Trip Grant program can help schools receive reimbursement of up to $80 per student (and $160 for Special Education students) for field trips to state and federal parks, forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries and outdoor recreation areas:
https://parks.ny.gov/environment/connect-kids/grant-program.aspx

We are a contracted vendor of the New York City Department of Education and our lessons meet all national, state, and city learning standards.


Lunch Notes

The skating rink has a snack bar and vending machines, but no larger cafe on site. Plan on your group eating before, or after your scheduled session. There are picnic areas throughout the park as well as a limited-seating, indoor lunch area located in the Support Building.

Bathroom Notes

The Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park features a skating rink next door to the Greenhouse which has a Women’s Room and a Men’s Room with 5 stalls each, including stalls for individuals with disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

Paid Classes – For a full refund, cancellations must be received two weeks prior to scheduled session. For a partial refund of $75, cancellations must be received one week prior to scheduled session. If notice is received within 24 hours of scheduled session, the full $125 fee will be charged.

Weather Cancellations – In the event of inclement weather, The Hort may choose to cancel programs. If this were to occur, The Hort staff would work with you to reschedule or provide a full refund.

Info

679 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10031

+1 917-902-3940

education@thehort.org

Sun
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Subjects
Science, Ecosystems, Geology, Life Sciences, Conservation, Nutrition, The Water Cycle, Agriculture, Sustainability, Biology, Botany, Climate, My Community
Activities
Field Trip, Family Programs, Internship, Professional Development, School Based Program, Virtual Field Trip
Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K, Adult
Cost
Free Programs, Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations
Bilingual Programs, Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Seasonal Favorites

Bring the beauty of the seasons alive with year-round, hands-on activities. Come by to dissect a pumpkin, compare apple varieties, identify winter birds, dissect fresh flowers or another topic of your choice—Contact us today!

Subjects Covered

nutrition, life sciences, the water cycle, agriculture, sustainability

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
25 stu., Max 4 chap., Min 0 chap.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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City Farmer

Join us in the farm to get hands on with soil, then plant, water, and harvest vegetables and herbs right here in Harlem.

Subjects Covered

life sciences, agriculture, conservation, sustainability

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
25 stu., Max 4 chap., Min 0 chap.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Sustainable Self-Care

Participants will study safe, responsible and sustainable materials to create personal care products like soothing herbal spritzers, coconut lip scrubs, herbal face masks and floral teas.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, agriculture, sustainability

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
25 stu., Max 4 chap., Min 0 chap.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Rooted in the Kitchen

Chop, mix and shake! Students will harvest vegetables and herbs from the farm and greenhouse to make colorful and nutritious treats.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, agriculture, sustainability

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

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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Nature Explorations

Walk with us outdoors to identify trees, collect leaves, identify birds, release ladybugs, visit the Hudson River and learn from nature.

Subjects Covered

science, ecosystems, geology, life sciences, conservation

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k
Capacity
25 stu., Max 4 chap., Min 0 chap.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.
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