Water Ecology & Engineering Field Trips
Every Spring and Fall, NYC H2O offers Water Ecology and Engineering Field Trips. Our sites include: the Central Park Reservoir, Ridgewood Reservoir in Ridgewood, Queens, Silver Lake in Staten Island, Baisley Pond in Jamaica, Queens, the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx and the High Bridge. We will also have field trips to Lemon Creek, Staten Island and Plumb Beach, Brooklyn.
Each reservoir site has its own dramatic story of how it supplied the city with drinking water. Other sites show how the city's wetlands and marine life protect it from storm surges. H2O's team of talented field guides engage students in outdoor activities that explain how these reservoirs were built so that the city could grow. Students learn how the parks were built to protect the reservoirs when they get to experience these seldom visited, yet public 'natural' treasures.
Teachers can sign up by clicking here. FAQ's can be found here.
Associated lesson plans can be found here.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
This program is also sponsored in part by NYC DEP, Catskill Watershed Corporation, Aggreko, Turtle & Hughes, United Electric Power and Skanska.