In partnership with the City Parks Foundation, children ages 12- 15participate in environmental education, STEM or sports activities.
There are three two-week sessions with the following themes: Coastal Classroom, Learning Gardens and Everyday Play.
Session 1: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 16
Session 2: Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 30
Session 3: Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 13
The Coastal Classroom invites middle school students to become actively involved in our marine ecosystems with hands-on learning in parks along the New York City waterfront. The program offers science-based activities coupled with recreational opportunities such as rowing, fishing and bird watching to allow students to experience our waterways as their own backyards, while learning how to protect them.
The Learning Gardens Program is a science-based program that offers youth the opportunities to understand the importance of urban gardens through hands-on lessons in garden maintenance, games, and fun science-based activities. Students practice horticultural techniques and learn concepts related to community gardening, growing food and healthy eating and urban biodiversity.
Umoja Community Learning Garden (Bushwick Brooklyn)
In Everyday Play, students are separated into two groups and rotate between a schedule of activities which typically feature two different sports each day, including tennis, golf, track & field, soccer and general fitness. Throughout the sessions, City Parks Foundation will cover the basics of these sports while also providing fun games and competitions to keep youth active and engaged.