Gowanus Blue Schools Design Challenge

We’re excited to announce our fourth annual Gowanus Blue Schools Design Challenge! This spring, students from M.S. 88 and M.S. 447 took on a design challenge to develop green infrastructure design concepts for their school campuses.

On Thursday, June 17th from 4-6pm, students will present their proposals to a panel of NYC design and sustainability professionals and receive school awards. Join us, and celebrate these students’ innovative and inspiring ideas for more resilient school campuses!

RSVP today and you’ll receive an email from us with the Zoom meeting information before the event. To support GCC’s education work, visit gowanuscanalconservancy.org/donate.

The Gowanus Blue Schools Program is sponsored by Con Edison. Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by a grant from the New York State DEC Environmental Justice Community Impact grant program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch last year’s student presentations, design and activism chat, and award ceremony on our YouTube page and check out their interactive projects on Padlet.

The Gowanus Blue Schools green infrastructure design curriculum is available free to any educator. To receive the curriculum, please fill out this quick survey.

This curriculum includes the following 10 missions:

  1. Site Analysis
  2. Stormwater Analysis
  3. Analyze + Brainstorm
  4. Define your Program
  5. Schematic Design
  6. Design Development
  7. Improve Your Design
  8. Design Refinement
  9. Final Design
  10. Get Ready To Present  

Watch the video to learn more!

Funders

Con Edison

National Grid 

Funding for this project was provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by a grant from the New York State DEC Environmental Justice Community Impact grant program.