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.
Accomplishments over the last few years include:
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:
These help your students and staff become more aware of the river, understand its importance and work together to take part in its protection.
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!
$100 – Public schools in the Bronx River Watershed
$200 – Public schools outside the Bronx River Watershed
$300 – Private Schools
To schedule a trip, please email us, at firstname.lastname@example.org.