NYC Program Empowers Students to Evaluate Climate RiSC

Hurricanes on Steroids The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has broken all records in terms of the quantity and intensity of consecutive storms, their destructive power, and the toll on human life, …

New York City: Do You Hear the Buzz?

Pollinators in New York City, NY and across the country are buzzing with glee thanks to several huge National Wildlife Federation victories last week. Since 2014, NWF has partnered with …

This Shark is Wild about Bees

Every week, millions of people tune in to watch the Emmy-award-winning reality show Shark Tank, in which self-made millionaire and billionaire tycoons – Sharks – give aspiring entrepreneurs the chance …

Students Are Growing a Wild NYC to Help Pollinators

Sadly, both native and domestic pollinators, like the honeybee, are in decline in the U.S. and abroad, threatening global agricultural markets valued at $577 billion. Culprits include habitat loss and …

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 …

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 …

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!

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area …

Local School Greening Projects Get a Helping Hand

There are 140 Eco-Schools across the five boroughs of New York City; many have fantastic school greening initiatives that need funding. Whether it’s starting a recycling program, creating an urban wildlife habitat garden, …

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