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 ecosystems.

Located 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.

July 2017
Hallets Cove, Long Island City, Queens

Every week in July, up to eight summer groups from local community organizations join CPF scientists at the shore for up to 10 low-cost hours of fun-filled science instruction in aquatic ecosystems.  A range of activities from experiments to rowing to seining enlighten youth about the factors affecting our waterways and the need to protect them.

For more information please contact Luis Gonzalez at (212) 360-3332 or via email at  Para más información en español, llame al (212) 360-2765.

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July - August 2017
Kaiser Park, 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.

Registration for the 2017 Coastal Classroom Summer Institute is currently closed. Check back here for updates. 

Generous private support is provided by The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The Thompson Family Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and The Barker Welfare Foundation. Public support is provided by New York City Council.

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