Emily Fano’s Archive

Teachers work in teams to test Hudson River water for turbidity. Photo by Teri Brennan

Green STEM: Real-World Learning With NYC Eco-Schools

On April 26-28, the NYC Department of Education hosted its second annual Spring STEM Institute for 600 teachers at Stuyvesant High School. As part of the Institute, NYC Eco-Schools was …

Park Rangers from Blue Heron Park assist PS 57 students with water sampling studies.

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior …

Students collect herbs on PS 41′s greenroof in Manhattan. Photo: Megan Westervelt

Three NYC Eco-Schools Collaborate on Green Roof Curriculum Guide

Guest post by Amy Sirot Schools interested in green roofs may soon have a valuable new tool: a green roof curriculum guide created by three NYC Eco-Schools. The guide will …

NYC Eco-Schools Go Solar!

According to a landmark 2012 report, “Rooftop Revolution,” by the Manhattan Borough President’s office, there are 2.7 million square feet of usable roof space on NYC’s public schools. These rooftops represent …

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

Local School Greening Projects Get a Helping Hand

Bees, Birds and Butterflies: NYC Eco-School PS6 Hosts Gardening Workshop

PS 57 Earth Day - Flag in garden

NYC Eco-School PS 57 Gets 2013 Green Ribbon Schools Award

On a gloriously sunny Earth Day, cheers erupted in NYC Eco-School PS 57’s large outdoor garden as the Staten Island elementary school found out it had won a 2013 Green Ribbon Schools …

Students from St. Ignatius cleaning a green space _______. NWF photo by ____.

It’s an Urban Jungle Out There – Growing Sustainable Schools in New York City

Last October, I started my dream job as New York City Outreach Manager for Eco-Schools USA. Every day, I get to wake up and help teachers and parents find ways …

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