Green Infrastructure Playgrounds

The NYC Playgrounds Program has a partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection “DEP”to include green infrastructure in our student designed playgrounds. The green infrastructure collects stormwater and lets it soak back into the ground or water plants rather than run off into a drain. Why do we want to capture stormwater? During the playground…

ISGA’s Activity Guide

The NYC Playgrounds Program loves to see children experiencing their schoolyards in new and imaginative ways. If you’re a teacher looking to create meaningful outdoor learning moments for your students, this annually-published Activity Guide can help! The guide highlights art, play, learning, and community engagement activities that can assist in meeting your learning standards or…

Urban Watersheds

This week, an environmental enrichment class at Bed Stuy Collegiate began exploring how water moves through our urban environment by making paper models. Try adapting this lesson in your own classroom for an engaging hands-on way to get kids thinking about stormwater management. Materials: Sturdy paper Non-permanent markers Newspaper Spray bottle Water Background Discussion: Stormwater:…

Active Design Grant

Don’t miss the Active Design in Schools grant opportunity. The goal of this grant is to catalyze active design enhancements in NYC K-12 public schools to promote physical activity and healthy living among students and the school community. This grant is administered by The Citizens Committee for New York City in collaboration with the New…

Story Laurie

Some of the¬†highlights of PS 164’s 2015 “Spring Green Festival” were the amazing student performances. Students sang and danced to songs about the water system and the environment. Every student was engaged and committed to their performance because…they wrote the songs! We strongly believe that engaging students in the arts serves as an excellent way…