Community Science Programming (Grades 5-12)

Community Science Field trips are available to book for Fall 2023! 

In this hands-on outdoors program, students will not only test water quality parameters and contribute to publicly-available data, but also connect water quality to the ecological health of the Gowanus Canal, with a focus on the contributions of Atlantic ribbed mussels. In this unique opportunity, students will observe the constructed mussel habitats that were designed by other students.

We will provide pre- and post-program resources to help connect this field trip to teachers’ curriculum.

Trips will be available for grades 5-12 from September 19th to November 30th, 2023 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM). 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[dot]org.

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

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Funding for this program is provided by Con Edison.