NYC’s Water Story – Lessons and Activities from DEP

These lessons and activities developed by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (in partnership with teachers) “were designed to help your students explore their relationship with tap water and watersheds, with flushing toilets and wastewatertreatment, and rainfall and local water ecology.” Please find DEP’s six unit K-8 STEM lessons here: Understanding NYC’s Water Story:…

LES Ecology Center

Our Trust for Public Land NYC Community Schoolyards have benefitted all year from generous compost donations from the Lower East Side Ecology Center. The center is located in East River Park where you can spot huge piles of compost in various stages of their journey from food scraps to nutrient-rich compost. If you’re part of…

Grants to Support Your Garden and Playground

We are happy to support community programs, outdoor learning, and gardening in your playground with reimbursement based mini-grants from $200-$1500. Given the difficult circumstances of 2020 and 2021, we are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please contact Tiffany.Briery (at) tpl.org if you are interested. GrowNYC has also compiled a list of grants with upcoming…