Environmental Education

NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Exposition 2014

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium


Please join New York City Soil and Water Conservation District, Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU Steinhardt and The River Project at New York City Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo.

The Expo showcases the environmental education resources for New York City teachers and educators, in hopes that more children will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural features of our city. Over thirty different organizations, such as the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Staten Island Botanical Garden, and NYC Department of Sanitation, will be exhibiting their in-class or field trip environmental education programs.

Teachers will have the opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss how to incorporate New York City’s nature into their instruction.

For information, contact Rebecca at rebecca@nycswcd.net or 212.431.9676

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Our Environmental Education Program

The New York City Soil and Water Conservation District promotes experience-based, interdisciplinary environmental education in New York City. The District is working to integrate hands-on, field-based science education into school environmental science curricula to better prepare future stewards of the City's natural resources. In addition to working with the city school system, we promote community-based environmental education through the establishment of local environmental education centers.

The following areas serve as the foundations for our environmental education programs:

Environmental Monitoring

The District encourages students at all levels to get involved in environmental monitoring. We promote the testing of water, soil, and air quality as well as the monitoring of our forests, biodiversity and the extent of human use/abuse. We are looking to link student monitors with environmental stewards who are involved in protecting our local resources. These environmental stewards would serve as guides and mentors to students while the students would provide volunteer labor.

Technical Support for Teachers

The District provides workshops on water and soil quality monitoring to K - 12 teachers. In addition the District offers technical assistance as needed.

For more information on any of the NYCSWCD Education Programs, please contact:

Rebecca Schultz
Education Coordinator

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2014 NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo Postcard

Draft Water Quality Reference Guide

WONDERFUL WATERSHEDS A Teacher’s Guide to Using New York City’s Nature as Classrooms April 2007 Edition Developed by: The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education for the: New York City Soil and Water Conservation District with assistance from a grant by: The Fund for the City of New York

Harlem/Hudson Teacher's Guide