Community Science Programming (Grades 5-12)

In-person field trips are back in Fall 2022! Students visit the Gowanus Canal to investigate water health and measure water quality parameters for dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity and turbidity during a 90 minute outdoor field trip. Using testing equipment, students collect and discuss data. They discuss New York City’s combined sewer overflow (CSO) issue, solutions for cleaner water, and the role they can play to monitor the health of the Gowanus Canal and other NYC waterways. Students’ water quality data is uploaded to a publicly accessible database after their trip. Teachers receive pre and post trip resources.

Schedule your trips for grades 5-12 here from September – November 2022. All NYC Title I public schools or schools that demonstrate at least 50% economic need (DOE index) are free; other NYC public schools are $200; NYC private schools are $350. A sliding scale is available if needed. For more information email education[@]gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call 718-541-4378

GCC’s water quality testing data is available! Check it out!

Funding for this program is provided by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation and Con Edison.