August 31 field trip to Coney Island Creek

Teachers Explore Climate Resilience Education at RiSC Summer Professional Learning Institute

Resilience has become a buzzword, but what does the term really mean, especially in relation to the climate crisis, and how can it be discussed in the classroom? This was …

student designed climate board game

RiSC Students: Climate Resilience Ambassadors in Coney Island

Over the past decade, the need to protect our nation’s coastlines from sea level rise, erosion, and coastal storms has become one of the most critical and immediate challenges we …

students preparing for service project

RiSC Students Help Create Living Shorelines in Coney Island Creek Park

Over the past decade, the need to protect our nation’s coastlines has become one of the most critical and immediate challenges we face. Due to increasingly frequent and intense coastal …

waterfowl outside of city, students working on climate education projects.

NYC Students Learn How to Build a Climate Resilient Future

This year—2020—will rank among the hottest in recorded history. Floods, droughts, violent hurricanes and apocalyptic wildfires are ravaging communities and disproportionately threatening already vulnerable human and wildlife populations. Coastal areas …

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 …

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