Green Girls

Green Girls is an innovative program that inspires early adolescents to excel as environmental scientists, media artists and stewards of New York City’s precious natural resources.

Open to girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, Green Girls continues throughout the school year with FREE weekly sessions at I.S. 204 in Long Island City Queens. Green Girls after school combines science, technology, interactive games and field trips that focus on the healthy and well-being of our waterways.


CPF's FREE Green Girls Summer Institute engages up to 30 middle school girls, ages 10-13, in five weeks of fun-filled outdoor adventures in New York City's parks and waterways. Based at IS 204 in Long Island City, Green Girls travel to all five boroughs to study the dynamic urban forests of New York City. Whether bird-watching, canoeing, conducting experiments, or citizen science projects, Green Girls develop a new relationship and understanding of natural ecosystems in our densely packed city.   

Green Girls are learning to care for our city’s parks and gaining insight into the challenges and benefits of doing so. In addition, Green Girls learn to document New York City’s natural world with guidance from professional photographers and videographers, further heightening the wonder and fragility of New York's natural world and emphasizing the role of artists in documenting its beauty.

For more information or to apply please contact Kaari Casey at (212) 360-2788 or via email at Para más información en español, llame al (212) 360-2765.

Registration for the 2017 Green Girls 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, Catskill Watershed Corporation, Watershed Agricultural Council, and The Barker Welfare Foundation. Public support is provided by New York City Council.

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