Explore current sources of water pollution in NYC, including plastics, and our connection to the health of local waterways. Students will observe the inner workings of a combined sewer system, conduct a rapid plastics survey and discuss ways to support conservation. Plus, teachers will receive a Program Resource Packet featuring printable worksheets, activities and resources.
“The students and I had a fantastic time on our trip. The hands-on experiments (testing the water) made the kids feel involved. They also were able to show what they knew during the questioning and answering part (Hooray, they really were paying attention). This trip gave them a chance to think about the river and what lives in it. It also got them to thinking about how they can help keep it clean and safe. Thank you for the great opportunity that allowed my kids to have a wonderful learning experience.” — 5th Grade Teacher, Staten Island
“The educators were exceptional. Engaging, organized, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. They connected with the children and made an effort to ensure that each child was included, interested and engaged. It was by far the best field trip experience I have had with students.” — 7th Grade Teacher, Manhattan