During the 2017-2018 school year, the Bronx River Alliance Education Program offered professional development workshops to educators and brought students out twice to the Bronx River to learn more about the impacts of litter in the environment.
Supported by the Department of Education STEM Matters Program and the Alliance, 8 Educators from schools across New York City embarked on an after school program that encouraged students to create projects and initiatives that can help reduce litter in their neighborhoods. With educator guidance, students proposed and carried out different conservation project/programs, such as a Pencil Recycling Program, a Free Reusable Water Bottle Giveaway program (with support of the NYC Birdie Pledge Program), led school Community Outreach Programs, and even created a conservation rap and musical performed to younger grades within their school.
Projects were presented at a wonderful reception on June 5th were students shared their journey through presentations and provided insights on their topic or program of choice to visitors and fellow students of the program.
Thank you to Harbor Heights, IS 584, Archimedes Academy for Math, Science, and Technology Applications, and PSx 811 schools for their creative work and projects that will help their communities tackle litter on their neighborhoods and the Bronx River!