Urban Ecology Field Trips (2023)

We will offer in-person Urban Ecology field trips for grades K-5 from April – June 2023! 

Check back later this year for more information or email education[at]gowanuscanalconservancy.org to sign up for our education e-newsletter. 

Meanwhile, explore our Urban Ecology activities for K-5 students to investigate biodiversity in an urban ecosystem and human impact on the Gowanus Canal, a former salt marsh estuary. Students learn how to be environmental stewards by visiting the plant and animal communities in the Gowanus Canal’s urban ecosystem on a virtual nature walk; exploring wetlands, woodlands, and grasslands ecology; growing indoor plants and more.

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Field trip fees: All NYC Title I public schools or schools that demonstrate at least 50% economic need (DOE index) free; other NYC public schools are $200; NYC private schools are $350. A sliding scale is available if needed. For more information email education[at]gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call 718-541-4378.

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Funding for GCC Urban Ecology is provided from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund as administered by a grant from the New York State DEC Environmental Justice Community Impact grant program.