Awards and Recognitions

What We Do

Ecological Restoration


The Bronx River Classroom

Student Research Projects

Educator Resources

Bronx River Rambles

Citizen Science Steward Oppertunities

2016 Wade Into the River Events





Our 10th Year Anniversary


Partners and Supporters

Founding Principles

Annual Reports




The Bronx River is a rich learning laboratory. The Education Program helps schools and community organizations use the river as a classroom, engaging youth and adults in a variety of enjoyable and educational activities. Canoe trips, a key offering of our public education program, are an eye-opener to hundreds of people who explore the river by boat. Recreational walking tours are also popular and help introduce the community to the river’s wonders.

These experiences create an ecologically aware, involved community and foster the development of stewards who protect and improve the corridor and watershed. Many Bronx residents now understand the value of the river, the environmental threats it faces and their role in finding solutions.

The Bronx River Alliance’s Education Program enriches the learning experience of students in under-served schools by providing opportunities to learn by doing. It empowers student and resident volunteers by training them as water quality monitors. As they gather scientific data on the river’s health, they are also taught what they can do to improve it. As residents explore and connect with a river in their own back yard, their own quality of life improves.

Check out our featured project of 2016, the Oysters, Alewives and Eels.... Oh My! Art Competition!

The Alliance is looking for Bronx students in grades K-12 to   create the cover art of the Wildlife Monitoring How-To Guide being developed by partners Natural Resource Group a sector of the NYC Parks and Recreation Department.

Submitted art must have theme of Bronx River animals and we are accepting all art mediums except for photography.

Check out below for a list of all the Bronx River species:
American Beaver
American Eel
Alewife Herring
Blue-winged warbler
Double-crested cormorant
Eastern chipmunk
Eastern cottontail
Great, snowy and little blue egret
Green heron
Mourning and common ground dove
Painted turtle
Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-tailed hawk
Red-winged blackbird
Song sparrow
Swamp sparrow
Wood duck
Black-crowned Night-heron