Our Urban Ecology workshop is designed to empower children in New York City to see themselves as instruments of environmental change. Students learn how to create and sustain pollinator pathways through native plant restoration. The workshop focuses on important pollinators, the native plants that provide forage through the seasons, and invasive, non-native plants that threaten our urban ecosystem. Students weed invasive plants in the Naval Cemetery Landscape Site, and take native plant seeds back to school to propagate and transplant. Hands-on, interactive learning activities increase students’ environmental literacy about ecology, native plants, and pollinators. Urban Ecology gives students the knowledge and tools they need to support biodiversity in NYC, and to act as stewards of our urban environment.
Workshops occur from April -June and take place at the beautiful and historic Brooklyn Naval Cemetery Landscape Site, a native plant haven managed by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. This year, The Kettering Family Foundation will provide a 50% discount for the first 10 classes from NYC Title 1 public schools to book workshops for the Spring 2019 season. (Regularly $300/workshop)