Community Science Programming (2020-21)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all education programming will take place virtually this season. 

GCC’s water quality testing data from October – December 2020 is now available! Check it out!

From October 2020 – February 2021, GCC is offering a 45-60 minute virtual community science field trip for students in grades 5-12 within the Gowanus Watershed area. (see map here) Teachers will receive additional resources, including a free, NYS standards-aligned community science curriculum. 

Students will investigate Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and how it pollutes NYC waterways through human impact and city infrastructure design. They will explore citizen science data and some solutions we can all work on for cleaner, healthier NYC waterways. After the trip, students can conduct a citizen science investigation using their own data.

Eligible teachers within the Gowanus Watershed area (map here) are eligible for one free virtual trip from October 2020 – February 2021. Teachers outside of the Watershed area can still request the resource material. Email Jordan at for questions and to schedule a trip.