|Alley Pond Environmental Center
||The two-semester Scientific Research and
Inquiry Program for High School Students will enable twenty
students to observe, test hypoheses and draw conclusions about Alley
Pond's complex ecology. Funds will cover recruitment costs and
piblication of student research papers.
|American Littoral Society
||The 2007 International Coastal Cleanup in New
York City and Westchester County will involve nearly 3,000
volunteers in documenting and removing debris from 67 miles of beaches,
waterways, wetlands and public waterfronts. The program encourages
participants to become stewards of clean-up sites.
|Audubon New York
||Through For the Birds!, An Urban
Environmental Education Experience, New York City younsters
from nine elementary schools participate in a multi-session
interdisciplinary program to study bird identification, migration,
adaptations, food chains and birds of prey in their own communities. A
bird watcing field trip to local parks is the culmination of the
|Beczak Environmental Center
||This project includes design and fabrication of
permanent exhibits at Beczak's new Hudson River Interpretive
Center. The exhibition is part of Beczak's broad strategy to
expand its audiences beyond its core constituency of school children.
|Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
||The Bronx River Education Program
supports teachers and youth organization leaders in using the river as
a classroom and springboard for activism. Canoe trips, signage,
educational materials, river restoration projects and volunteer
watershed monitoring programs engage the public in experiencing the
|Brooklyn Children's Museum
||What's in a Green Building?. The
Brooklyn Children's Museum will develop and evaluate graphic signage
and media to explain environmentally responsible features of the
Museum's expanded "green"facility. Interpreting Sustainable
Design for Children will explore the building's use of solar
and geothermal energy and renewable construction materials.
|CEC Stuyvesant Cove, Inc.
||Energy, Estuaries, and the Environment
will be explored at Solar One through programs for middle and high
school students. Through hands-on activities, participating youth will
study hydrology, marine life, human impacts on water quality and the
ecology of the East River Estuary.
|Council on the Environment of New York City
||Continued Expansion of Training Student
Organizers to Preserve Shoreline Areas will involve 500 high
school students from five schools in ten habitat improvement/shoreline
restoration projects along the Bronx and Hudson Rivers, Long Island
Sound, Jamaica Bay and Gerritsen Creek to prevent erosion and preserve
water quality while building student leadership.
|Eastern Queens Alliance
||The Idlewild Park Mini Salt Marsh
Environmental Center offers school- and field-based programs
for children, teenagers and teachers. Led by college interns, these
programs seek to increase science literacy and to build appreciation
for the salt marsh environments along the shorelines of Jamaica Bay.
|Eibs Pond Education Program
||The Youth Leadership Project will
involve teenagers in studying flora and fauna of Staten Island kettle
ponds and wetlands in order to lead public nature walks. Participants
will produce a Field Guide to Eibs Pond Park for school groups and
|Forest Park Trust
||The Wetlands and Woodlands Stewardship Program
will engage local, ethnically diverse groups form around the park in 36
projects to protect and improve natural areas. The program will include
a reassessment of Strack Pond's flora and fauna for a new management
|Friends of Blue Heron Park
||Sponsoring Environmental Education Classes for
School Children at Blue Heron Park utilizes nine nature
lessons in the field and the classroom to introduce youngsters to the
wetlands, meadows and woodlands, seasonal changes, birds, butterflies
and animals of Staten Island.
|Friends of Gateway
||The Gateway Greenhouse Education Center and
the Gateway Reforestation Program will involve students and
disabled adults in growing trees at Gateway National Park for nearby
landfills. Funds will underwrite a communications infrastructure
including a dedicated Website, newsletter, signage and exhibits.
|Friends of Oakland Lake & Ravine
||The Oakland Lake Reforestation and Soil
Conservation Project will engage community volunteers in
stabilizing Oakland Lake's shorelines in order to reduce erosion and
water contamination. Volunteers will place cribbing on gradient slopes
and plant low-standing native plants, increasing ground cover while
|Friends of the High School of Environmental Studies
||The Youth Environmental Service and Learning
Program will strengthen cource work through a New York City
Environmental Report Card Project through which students will assess
environmental quality in their neighborhoods. Studies of flora and
fauna and a Boys Outdoor Leadership Program will be launched.
|Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
||Through a partnership with Riverdale Neighborhood
House, the Friends will implement a Program of Environmental
Internships, involving 16-18 teenagers in gaining
work-related skills while deepening their interest in the environment.
Interns learn leadership roles and become advocates for protecting
|Green Map System
||Green Apple Map's Past-Present-Future
Initiative will result in digital and presentation resources
to help New Yorkers gain deeper, more sustainable relationships with
their everyday environment. Youth-friendly, map-based curricula for
middle school children will be developed and disseminated.
|Greenbelt Conservancy, Inc.
||Through Greenbelt Youth Leadership and
Development Programs focused on Nature Interpretation and
Ecological Restoration, "Teen Naturalists" will be trained to conduct
nature walks and teach youngsters wilderness skills in High Rock Park
while "Youth Stewards" restore woodlands and learn forest ecology.
|Greenburgh Nature Center
||The Wildlife Habitat Protection Docent
Training Program will recruit, train and supervise 80 high
school students to collect information about the number and
geographical distribution of plants, animals and organisms at the
Greenburgh Nature Center, investigating how invasive species alter
|The Greenpoint Video Project
||Completing New Greenpoint Viedo
Projects-Continuing Operation and Development Project;
Chronicling the changing face of New York City waterfronts, GVP
produces cricial, celebratory views of a city and its shorelines. Works
in Completing New Greenpoint Video Projects will
include "The Last Day at the River Project," "Pier 63 Maritime" and
"North Brooklyn's Waterfront."
|Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
||The Young Women at the Helm Urban Leadership
Training Programs will take place as the sloop travels
between upriver towns. With women role models onboard, this program
provides New York City teenage girls with hands-on skills,
environmental awareness and team-building experiences.
|Lower East Side Ecology Center
||Toward CSO Control: Outreach Toolkit
will formalize and expand LESC's curriculum on combined sewer outfall
impacts in the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary by tailoring teaching
materials for students, teachers, the general public and waterfront
users. Tools for meteorologists will be developed and tested.
|Make the Road by Walking Inc.
||The Children's Grove Park Community
Engagement Initiative will educate youth and community
members on the value of maintaining green space and utilizing native
plants in Bushwick. Funds will also support opportunities to plant and
care for native perennials at Children's Grove Park.
|Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
||Outside New York, a public education
campaign to increase public understanding of the links between
ecological health and in-water recreation, will develop outdoor and
on-water recreational programs and family-friendly Web and print
materials to bring an environmental stewardship message to broader
|The New York Botanical Garden
||The Garden's Forest Education Initiative
promotes public awareness and appreciation for a 50-acre old-growth
Forest by encouraging active community involvement in its renovation,
upkeep and preservation. The grant supports professional development in
using field-tested, hands-on, inquiry-based activities in the Forest.
|New York City Audubon Society
||The Harbor Herons Ecotour Project
will sponsor boat tours
for youngsters and their chaperons. The program helps develop a diverse
audience of stewards to safeguard nesting sites and protect urban
wetlands where herons forage.
|New York Restoration Project
||The Development of Pollinator Curriculum,
a component of The Butterfly Project, will feature lesson plans,
outdoor, classroom activities and assessment materials to enhance
children's understanding of insects and build appreciation for their
role in sustaining urban ecosystems. The materials will nurture
youngsters to become wildlife stewards.
||The Bronx River Initiative will
involve community groups and after-school centers in Allerton and
surrounding neighborhoods in river restoration and clean-ups, while
providing aquatic education training to teachers in local public
schools. The project builds a cadre of community environmental stewards.
|New York City Parks/Greenbelt Native Plant Center
||Through Website Development for the Greenbelt
Native Plant Center, GNPC will establish an online presence
to provide community groups with user-friendly information on the
Center’s services. The site will provide assistance in planning urban
restoration projects, using native plants from local genotypic
|NYU Wallerstein Collaborative
||The Hudson River Teacher Institute
introduces teachers and prospective teachers to resources, materials,
and strategies including field-based learning, research, restoration
and monitoring activities focused on the city’s estuary. Through an
intensive summer seminar, participants will gain experience in
developing and implementing ecological studies and stewardship projects.
|PHIPPS Communty Development Corporation
||The Drew Gardens Stewards for the Urban
Eco-System Project will remove invasive species, reestablish
a riverfront walking path, plant native species, install beehives and
create a Field Guide to Drew Gardens. Neighborhood
youngsters and community gardeners will conduct urban forest
||Whose Greenways: Equity Issues in Greenway
Planning and Design will develop a prototype for PICCED’s
technical assistance to environmental justice organizations along the
Brooklyn waterfront and Bronx River. Recognizing that urban Greenways
cannot be addressed through design alone, the prototype will integrate
planning, advocacy, implementation and operations.
|Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
||Expanding Support for Natural Areas and Open
Spaces involves the public (especially families) in 100
scheduled and well-promoted walks through the woodlands, wetlands and
meadows of Staten Island. Such naturalist-led programs increase citizen
awareness of the value of conserving the borough’s natural areas.
|Queens Botanical Garden
||Building Public Connections to Sustainability-As
Part of the Garden's Sustainable Landscapes and Buildings
Project, digital interactive exhibit components interpreting
the site's sustainable features will be developed and implemented, as a
means of helping audiences of all ages learn how the Garden is
conserving water and reducing energy usage.
|Randall's Island Sports Foundation
||RIK Nature, a partnership between
science teachers and the Tiorati Center of Bank Street College of
Education, involves 240 students on weekly visits to the forests and
wetlands of Randall’s Island. Onsite inquiry-based research activities
are integrated into classroom science, math and writing curricula.
|The River Project
||Virtual Dive into New York Harbor
will involve high school interns from the Harlem Children’s Society in
designing and implementing a website exhibiting and interpreting
underwater sights and sounds of the harbor, including the sounds of
fish beneath lower Manhattan piers.
||Through The Leafpack Network Program and New
York City Watershed Expedition, 6th-12th grade students and
their teachers from New York City and Westchester County will
investigate local river and stream ecosystems by creating an artificial
leaf pack and examining it to discover aquatic insects that serve as
indicators of stream health.
||Outdoor Ecology, an after-school
program for middle school students at Carver Center in Port Chester,
introduces youngsters to freshwater and coastal habitats through
field-trips to nearby natural areas and Long Island Sound. Neighborhood
clean-ups and planting habitat gardens foster a stewardship ethic.
|South Street Seaport Museum
||The Art of Marine Science is a
six-week classroom residency designed to improve science learning and
environmental awareness through a program using the visual arts to
integrate marine science, ecology and geography in public elementary
and middle schools.
||Students Learn to Protect the Sound and Hudson
(SPLASH) instills appreciation and respect for Long Island
Sound and the Hudson River in second-graders from different communities
in Westchester County. Field and classroom experiences enable children
from different ethnic and socio-economic groups to learn about
biodiversity and one another.
|Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences
||The staffs of the Staten Island Institute of Arts and
Science and Blue Heron Park will collaborate to celebrate Earth
Day 2007. Nature Fest will combine indoor
exhibits with naturalist-led outdoor activities, including pond
studies, nature walks and bird banding.
|Trees New York
||Young Citizen Pruner: Environmental Stewards
instructs youth to plant, care for and advocate for more trees in NYC.
Through tree planting with teenagers from Bronx Helpers, a program of
New Settlement Apartments, the program increases the canopy of the Mt.
||Trout in the Classroom Trout Release Field
Trips enables New York City classes to release trout that
they have raised from eggs to fingerlings into a clean, cold upstate
stream. Students will also conduct water quality assessments and
macro-invertebrate population sampling to evaluate aquatic health.
|United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) & The After
School Corporation (TASC)
||The After School Conservation Club
will develop and implement a pilot project of environmental education
in established after-school programs for youth throughout New York
City. Through a collaboration involving the New York State Department
of Environmental Education, United Neighborhood Houses and TASC, the
After School Center, activities will be drawn from nationally
recognized materials and programs and adapted for use in urban settings.
||The Urban Forestry Initiative and Greenway
Project will involve youth in mobilizing for community change
by assisting in the design for a greenway/blueway along the waterfront,
facilitating tree planting in Sunset Park between 4th Avenue and the
waterfront, and leading community workshops/trainings.
||The Community Environmental Education and
Program at the Harlem River and Gowanus Marine Field Stations
encourages school groups and families to study urban ecology and marine
life in New York City waterways. An internship program involves
participating teens in maintaining fish in the Harlem River Estuarium.
|Urban Park Rangers
||As part of the Campership Program 2006,
Urban Park Rangers
will recruit, prepare and transport up to one hundred 12-14 year old
children from New York City to attend NYS-DEC summer camps in the
Catskills free-of-charge. Pre-and-post camp activities will be arranged
to encourage youngsters to make friends with other children going to
camp, expose them to the kinds of experiences they will encounter and
build environmental leadership.
||The Forest Project engages
community groups in volunteer field work and environmental restoration
projects to improve natural areas and public green spaces. Through the
Forest Project Summer Collaborative, Bronx teenagers acquire
restoration skills and college credit.
|Wildlife Conservation Society
||The Teen Conservation Program at the New York
Aquarium enables more than 100 teenagers to learn about
marine ecology as docents at the Aquarium and participate in a
community service environmental conservation project restoring the salt
marshes of Coney Island Creek.
|Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
||To keep the community engaged in restoring public
spaces, YMPJ will disseminate information concerning efforts to Monitor
the Clean-up of Starlight Park on the Bronx River, utilizing
newsletters, open forums, avenues of communication and young people
canvassing the neighborhood.