Citizen Science Spring Programming

(Grades 5-12)

Students will test four different water quality parameters of canal water including salinity, temperature, turbidity and dissolved oxygen. Students will learn what each parameter means, how to use test equipment, collect data and read results using the Gowanus Canal as a field site. Students will learn about NY Harbor water quality and how Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) affects water quality. Students will also learn how green infrastructure can lessen CSO and the role of citizen scientists in advocating for waterways.

Program Fee

$210 public schools and non-profits; $285 private schools (includes $35 materials fee)


90 min sessions, Tuesdays, Thursdays (April-June).


For more information, please contact


Con Edison