|Alley Pond Environmental Center
||The Scientific Research and Inquiry Program,
three-semester field biology internship program for high school juniors
and seniors, utilizes Alley Pond Park as a laboratory for evaluating
the habitat value of freshwater bodies, marine systems and forest
eco-systems. Students release trout fry in Alley Creek.
|American Museum of Natural History
||The Great Pollinator Project-Bee Watchers,
a project of the American Museum of Natural History Center for
Biodiversity and the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, engages citizen
scientists in gathering data about New York City’s native bee
pollinators. The project will be improved, expanded, and linked to
other urban bee projects.
|American Littoral Society
||Through the 2008 International Coastal
Cleanup in New York City and Westchester County, thousands of
volunteers will document and remove debris from 161 miles of urban
beaches, wetlands, waterways and waterfronts. The clean-up promotes
strategies to combat pollution and increases stewardship of coastal
|Audubon New York
||For The Birds!, a program in 11 New
York City elementary schools, gets youngsters appreciating nature in
their own neighborhoods. Culminating stewardship projects improve bird
habitat by engaging students in native plantings or constructing
birdhouses and feeders in schoolyards, nearby parks and community
|Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
||Student Voices: the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Green Project will engage Christopher Columbus High School
students in the research, design and construction of a nature trail
connecting one of the city’s great 19th century country estates with
the Pelham Bay shoreline.
|Bronx County Historical Society
||Go Out and Enjoy the Bronx, a series
of indoor and outdoor workshops, talks, and walks led by geologists,
historians and educators, will involve the general public and students
in investigating the environmental history of the Bronx. Participants
will examine relationships between the natural and built environment.
|Bronx River Alliance
||Bronx River Alliance Website Improvement and
Expansion builds public involvement by facilitating the
recruitment of participants/volunteers. New features will include
easier site navigation, updatable pages, consistent logo,
Spanish-language info, online registration and donation methods, data
uploads, and wildlife sighting reporting capacity.
|Brooklyn Botanic Garden
||Enhancing Field Studies and Science Research
at BASE (Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment)
will involve high school students in studies of the urban environment
in their own neighborhoods. BASE 12th graders will conduct research
projects that examine real world problems, mentored by Brooklyn
Botanical Garden scientists.
|CEC Stuyvesant Cove, Inc.
||As part of Solar One’s 2008 K-12 Enrichment Program,
the East River Estuary Education Project and Parks Internships
enables 450 students to explore Stuyvesant Cove’s estuarine ecosystem
in a variety of ways that include studies of native plants, oyster
gardening and water quality testing.
|The Center for Urban Pedagogy
||The Sewer in a Suitcase (SIS) is a
portable, working model
of Combined Sewer Overflow that can be used by community organizations
and schools to demonstrate the impact of rainwater on urban sewage and
water systems, and thus urban water ecology.
|City Parks Foundation
||Working with 12 public schools and six community
groups, Coastal Classroom
will provide water-based lessons to nearly one thousand students and
community members along the East River waterfront in Queens, focusing
on river ecology, water quality, urban waterfront restoration and
| Cornell Cooperative Extension
||Island Explorers, five one-day
environmental education sessions on Governor's Island, involves uo to
fifty 12-17-year-olds in walking tours led by the National Park
Service, team-building adventures, a scavenger hunt, workshops in
aquatic and field ecology and a narrated harbor tour.
|Council on the Environment of New York City
||Ongoing Preservation of NYC Shoreline Areas
will motivate 300 students from 13 classes drawn from two schools and a
youth organization to plant 750 trees and 2,500 groundcover plants and
remove 5,000 feet of invasive species along four water bodies in six
New York City parks.
||The Union Square Park Native Plant Display
Garden presents indigenous flora and serves as an outdoor
classroom and wildlife oasis. The project supports the Union Square
Greenmarket, New York City’s retail outlet for certified native plants
by demonstrating the aesthetics and biodiversity of the city’s natural
|Eastern Queens Alliance
||Through field trips, professional development for
teachers, school visits and summer workshops, Idlewild Park
Salt Marsh Environmental Center Project educates children and
adults about the ecological benefits of preserving and restoring the
degraded ecosystem of Idlewild Park Preserve and the Jamaica Bay
|Eibs Pond Education Program
||Through the Eibs Pond Community Youth
Leadership Stewardship and Education Project, six teenagers
will lead groups of children from PS 57 summer school, Junior Ranger
Science Club and local community groups in park clean-ups, freshwater
habitat restoration and native planting in Eibs Pond Park.
|Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy
||With technical assistance from New York City Audubon,
young men from Queens Community House and Boy Scout Troop 96 will help
construct The Bird Observation Blind at Meadow Lake.
The Scouts and Queens County Bird Club members will design and
implement bird watching programs.
|Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
||The Briggs Park Rainwater Harvesting and
Irrigation System will capture rainwater from a building’s
roof and divert it to the adjacent playground. The project will reduce
storm water run-off, minimize the use of potable municipal water for
irrigation and demonstrate sustainable practices.
|Forest Park Trust
||The Forest Park Natural Areas Assessment
will gauge the relative success of management practices in the Trust’s
170-acre oak forest and Strack Pond in order to identify future sites
for volunteer stewardship re-forestation programs, in anticipation of
the PlaNYC Million Trees Initiative.
|Friends of Gateway
||The Gateway Greenhouse Education Center and
Reforestation Program will position itself as a potential
recipient and provider of trees for the PlaNYC MillionTrees Initiative,
develop a native plants trail with teenagers from a neighboring,
soon-to-be-opened Charter School and involve people with disabilities
in ongoing stewardship activities.
|Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies
||As part of the Student Environmental
Conservation and Stewardship Initiative, 329 Freshman
Environmental Seminar students will conduct action-oriented research
and field studies of the Hudson River while 200 Wildlife Conservation
Students study and remove invasive species from Staten Island’s forests
|Friends of Oakland Lake and Ravine
||Through a series of planting events, workshops and
nature walks, the
Youth Stewardship Program will involve groups
of young people from
Queens in establishing native species and sprucing up rundown park
amenities at the entrance of Oakland Lake and Ravine.
|Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
||The Environmental Internship – “Leading by
Example Phase” will involve
sixteen teenagers in teaching their peers at Riverdale Neighborhood
House respect for the environment by hosting volunteer days and
activities to increase public awareness of Van Cortlandt Park. The
program involves youth in making tangible contributions in their
|The Gaia Institute
||Integrating Stormwater end Greywater Treatment
on Rooftops: Community
Participation in Ecosystem Services in the South Central Bronx
develop an experiential encounter for an urban population on the value
of green roofs in affordable housing. Gaia will develop exhibitry,
demonstrations and interactive monitoring systems.
|Green Map System
||The Green Schools Green Map Project,
an online medium for viewing and
assessing progress towards sustainability by schools citywide, will
encourage students and the wider school community to take a direct
interest in healthy environments, sustainability education, resource
conservation and green living.
||The 2008 Youth Stewards Program
will engage college-bound and
college-enrolled students in ecological assessments and restoration in
the Greenbelt’s High Rock Park and the William T. Davis Wildlife
Refuge. Students will investigate factors behind environmental
degradation and implement techniques to revitalize targeted natural
|Greenburgh Nature Center
||Habitat Restoration of the Greenburgh Nature
Center Pond and Wetlands
will involve high school students and volunteers in removing invasives;
planting 700 native shrubs and herbaceous plants; and building wood
duck and owl nest boxes for a newly-dredged vernal pond.
|Historic Hudson Valley
||Using conservation and service learning as a medium for
development, The Youth Conservation Corps will
recruit, select, train,
and mentor 12 teenagers from Greenburgh’s Theodore D. Young Community
Center to restore an 18-acre wooded tract at Washington Irving’s
Sunnyside, currently inaccessible to the public.
|Hudson River Park Trust
||To increase self-guided field trips and foster Hudson
stewardship, The Teacher’s Guide to Hudson River Park
to K-12 educators how the park’s habitat gardens, Estuarine Sanctuary
pile fields, and interactive play spaces can be used for
interdisciplinary lessons that meet curriculum standards.
|Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
||Through the Hudson River Stewardship
Initiative, the Clearwater will
offer three-day leadership training sails for 35 teenage girls from
Rocking the Boat and the Harbor School (Young Women at the Helm), sails
for 30 teachers (from Wallerstein Hudson River Institute and other
schools) and Classroom on the Waves programs for approximately 120
|Lower East Side Ecology Center
||To make the estuary more accessible through
experiential learning, The
East River Community Education Series will present free
Clinics, lectures and Beach Exploration Days beneath the Brooklyn
Bridge. A Fishmobile will be developed to take the Center’s estuary
program on the road.
|Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
||As part of a convening effort to develop a unified
action agenda for
waterfront revitalization, The Waterfront Play Task Force
input from a broad base of leaders on access and recreational uses of
water, including swimming, boating, and fishing, but also esplanade,
edge and greenway creation.
|More Gardens! Fund
||Through Rise Up and Respect the Bronx! Youth
Mentorship Program, four
teenagers will lead an environmental camp for fifteen 8-12-year-olds in
a South Bronx community garden. Children will create wildlife habitats,
take trips to natural areas, and work with neighborhood nature
|National Maritime Historic Society
||The Harbor Voices anthology will
explore the interconnection of waters,
shores, marine creatures, vessels, and people that defines New York
Harbor. The published book will reveal the changes the working harbor
has experienced over time, illuminating the harbor’s vitality and role
in our everyday lives.
|New York City Audubon Society, Inc.
||The Harbor Herons Ecotour Project
will sponsor five summer boat tours for 300 youngsters and their
chaperons during summer 2007. The program helps develope a diverse
audience of stewards to safeguard nesting sites and protect urban
wetlands where herons forage.
|New York City Soil and Water Conservation District
||The New York City Outdoors Expo
links organizations with
teachers, pre-service teachers and informal educators, displaying a
cross-section of environmental education resources available for use by
NYC schools and practitioners. The event feature exhibits,
live-demonstrations and workshops to encourage teachers to incorporate
field studies and environmental education into their science curriculum.
|New York/New Jersey Baykeeper
||Through Oyster Gardening in NY Waters:
Education Through a Living
Classroom, a New York City-based coordinator will train
gardeners, develop curricula, map garden locations and provide
monitoring and data oversight. Gardened oysters will be planted in an
educational wetlab or on New York City’s first solar-powered oyster
|New York University
||The fourth (2007-2008) Hudson River Estuary
Teacher Seminar conducted by the Wallerstein Collaborative
will involve 15 K-12 teachers in a two-week summer seminar to develop
and share lesson plans about the river and learn the skills to engage
students in field-based stewardship projects.
|Pratt Center for Community Development
||Through Just Spaces: Injecting Equity into
the PlaNYC 2030 Public Plaza
Initiative, The Pratt Center will conduct research and
ensure that equity is a central concern in the process. Staff will
develop tools to ensure that underserved communities participate and
|Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
||A program of well-publicized naturalist-led walks (140
sixteen-month period) will involve ever-greater numbers of individuals
and families in discovering Staten Island’s wild places, thereby
Expanding Public Awareness of Natural Areas and Open
will remove invasives and plant native species.
|Queens Botanical Garden
||Strengthening Public Connections to
Sustainability will enhance the
Garden’s Sustainable Landscapes and Buildings Project through a
multi-lingual dynamic touchscreen system for displaying and
interpreting data received from green roof instrumentation. The system
will educate the public to become effective stewards of New York City’s
|Randall’s Island Sports Foundation
||Working in partnership with science teachers from local
and Bank Street College of Education’s Tiorati Workshop for
Environmental Learning, the Randall’s Island Kids Nature
offer 240 students opportunities to study and explore the Park’s
wetlands, meadows and forest sites.
|The River Project
||The New York Harbor Underwater Exploration DVD
will depict the sights
and recorded sounds of plants and animals living among piers and
pilings on Manhattan’s lower west side and reveal what scientists and
divers understand from observing them.
||The Leaf Pack Network Program in
the NYC Watershed is a hands-on,
field-based educational program that engages the city’s educators and
K-12 students in monitoring and documenting the health of local streams
that feed the New York City drinking water supply.
|Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
||The Rockaway Dune Preserve-Environmental
Afterschool Program will involve middle school students in
Rockaways in revitalizing eight-acres of waterfront to create a native
dune preserve and outdoor classroom.
|Saw Mill River Audubon Society
||To encourage visitation, Haas Sanctuary
Expansion and Enhancements will
enable the Society to add a parking lot and entrance sign. Volunteers
will census and seed native plants in meadows and construct and install
bluebird boxes for an interpreted wildlife trail.
|Sebago Canoe Club
||The Young People’s Open Paddle Program
will introduce 10-16 year olds
to Jamaica Bay. The program, led by environmental activists, fosters
stewardship in the next generation by getting youth out on the water
and connecting them to a natural treasure right in their neighborhoods.
||Summer Outdoor Ecology introduces
twenty middle school students from
the Carver Center in Port Chester to the wonders of coastal and
freshwater habitats through naturalist-led field trips and
environmental activities. The two-session program teaches an
understanding of how individual activities impact the environment.
|South Street Seaport Museum
||To implement Estuary Explorers, the
Museum will recruit after school
youth groups to develop projects about New York City urban ecosystems
for a judged competition. Participants will receive curricular
materials and guidelines. Ten winning teams will enjoy a harbor tugboat
ride aboard the W.O.Decker.
||Students Learn to Protect the Sound and Hudson
interdisciplinary field and classroom studies to encourage
environmental literacy in 480 second-graders from different Westchester
County communities. Through explorations of waterways and wildlife, the
program fosters friendships between children from different ethnic and
|Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
||Through Back on Trail – Phase 2,
the Museum will follow-up a 2006
assessment of field conditions at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge
by making an existing trail accessible to the public through a printed
guide and trail markers.
|Trees New York
||Young Citizen Pruner Program: Environmental
Stewards engages youth
through in-depth outdoor training in tree identification, tree care,
and tree bed gardening. Trees New York will select five organizations
and train 200 young people to increase the canopy of their
neighborhoods through hands-on forestry activities.
||Expanded Trout in the Classroom Trout Release
Field Trips will enable
fifty NYC classes who’ve raised trout from eggs to fingerlings to visit
upstate parks to release trout in clear, cold streams in the spring.
The field trips help children make connections between clean drinking
water and the healthy habitats in which trout thrive.
|United Neighborhood Houses
||The After-School Conservation Club (ASCC),
based on partnerships between United Neighborhood Houses and The
After-School Corporation (TASC) involves 600 children at 10 sites in
stewardship projects and a well-tested environmental curriculum,
developed by NYS-DEC. A portion of the grant ($7,000) is to help make
the program sustainable.
|Urban Park Rangers
||This grant is for overnight camping trips to prepare
nearly 100 NYC young people to participate in the NYS DEC
Campership Program at ew York State's conservation education
camp. The program gives urban youth with little outdoor experience
opportunities to camp and canoe in New York City.
||The Forest Project at Wave Hill
promotes environmental stewardship
through hands-on participation, engaging diverse community groups in
volunteer field work and restoration activities to preserve natural
resources. The Forest Project Summer Collaborative offers internships
that help Bronx teens build skills for college and careers.
|Wildlife Conservation Society
||The Teen Conservation Program at the New York
Aquarium educates High
School teens about Critical aquatic habitats and the wildlife they
support. Teen docents share their knowledge through presentations to
visitors at the Aquarium’s exhibits.