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Education Program

Ditch the Classroom

The Bronx River is a rich learning laboratory and the only freshwater river in the city

Our Education program works as a bridge to connect youth to career opportunities and avenues for engagement in environmental fields and to authentically engage in science, environmental policy, education, and advocacy.

We do this by offering high-quality interactive STEAM programming, professional development support for educators, connections to larger community science programming, and access to equipment and materials to investigate the rich resources of the Bronx River.

Take a look at our Education Program Plan Executive Summary here to learn more about our strategies.


The Alliance’s Education Program works together with schools and community-based organizations to provide engaging, hands-on opportunities for youth and educators to use the Bronx River watershed as an outdoor classroom, and make connections with local and global issues.

For more information, please contact Amelia, our Education Coordinator at education@bronxriver.org.

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Schedule a Field Trip!

We offer live virtual field trips – and as Covid-19 permits – in person field trips covering topics such as waste in the Bronx River, biodiversity, water quality, and more!



20% Discount available for schools serving environmental justice communities within 2 miles of the Bronx River

To schedule a trip, please email us, at education@bronxriver.org.

Educational Offerings

The Living Laboratory

Trainings, classroom activities, and more!

The Living Laboratory offers support and resources to a growing number of teachers and community educators/learners who use, or would like to use, the Bronx River and adjacent areas as outdoor classrooms.

We provide teachers and community-based educators with:

  1. Training
  2. Aquatic and land-based curriculum
  3. Classroom activities
  4. Equipment
  5. Supplies
  6. In-field support
  7. A network of experts

These help your students and staff become more aware of the river, understand its importance and work together to take part in its protection.

Bronx River Curricula

Aquatic and land-based curricula

Check out these at-home curricula for you and your students to utilize while practicing distance learning! These curricula include Bronx River-related STEAM topics and activities that can be facilitated with materials that you can find in your own home. As always, each curriculum is aligned with NYS Next Generation Standards.

Student Research Projects

Students use the river as a learning laboratory. Many exceptional individual and class projects have used the ecological restoration and conservation efforts of the river as research topics. We’re always looking for partners and students to participate in research!

Are you interested in becoming a Bronx River Intern? Learn about our internship opportunities today by contacting