Coastal Classroom

Teens can “get their feet wet” in some of New York’s coastal hot spots while studying New York City’s dynamic aquatic ecosystem.

Situated within the Long Island Sound watershed at Kaiser Park in Coney Island and Hallet’s Cove in Long Island City, participants delve into New York City’s waterfront and explore the world beneath the waves through hands-on programming. See the present state of our water resources and get a glimpse into the challenges of future preservation efforts.

Summer 2015
Based at Hallet's Cove, Long Island City, Queens

Each week during July, up to eight lucky summer camp groups from local community organizations join CPF scientists at the shore to study coastal ecology. Don waders, grab a net and receive up to 10 low-cost hours of fun-filled, water-based science instruction.

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July 6 - August 6, 2015
Based at Kaiser Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn

This five-week summer intensive offers a wide-range of exciting, hands-on opportunities and field experiences designed to explore diverse aquatic habitats throughout New York City. Learn the science and stewardship behind caring for New York’s coast, free of charge.

Interested in being part of Coastal Classroom Summer Institute? Download the application below.

2015 Coastal Classroom Application (Online)

2015 Coastal Classroom Application (Print)