Sustainability and Environment

Solar One PD Training for Teachers

The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering to launch the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. A key goal of the program is to connect the solar installations on school buildings to curriculum, allowing teachers to use solar as a tool for students to learn about renewable energy and sustainability, and […]

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Great Infographics About The Origin Of Our Food

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture has developed an interactive map to show us where our most popular food crops originally came from. Explore these maps with students before  planting specific crops in the garden to provide historical context for the work students are doing. CIAT also has infographics about diets and production worldwide. Before a […]

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Job Posting – Farm Assistant with the NYCDOE Environtmental Study Center

Position:  Farm Assistant   The NYCDOE Environmental Study Center is hiring a farm assistant for the 2016 season. We are a small diversified education farm located in Brooklyn, NY. The farm consists of approximately 1 acre – mostly raised beds with crops for students to study and harvest. We are looking for a sharp, passionate, […]

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New STEM curriculum from The Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Teachers can download the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s free new STEM Gowanus Curriculum! The Curriculum Package:  Includes pre, post and field lessons, background text, maps and handouts  Integrates Science, ELA and Social Studies Is aligned with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards Is adaptable for grades 5-8 Uses the design process for project-based learning The six […]

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Prepare for Possible Weather Events with our Resilient NYC Community Garden Guide

In light of recent forecasts, which include the possibility of Hurricane Joaquin making landfall over the Eastern United States next week, GrowNYC is advising gardeners to consult our 2014 publication Resilient NYC Community Garden Guide.  The guide, published in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, is a practical manual on making your garden more resilient, including step-by-step guidelines to […]

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