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Climate & Our Coast

Grades 6–12

Investigate the impacts of climate change on NYC’s shorelines through a hands-on engineering challenge.

This program occurs in the Pier 57 Discovery Tank, a climate controlled indoor space. This field trip is available to book Tuesdays through Fridays from November through June.

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Program Objectives:

  • Students will be able to define and identify the ecological significance of an estuary.
  • Students will be able to define weather and climate.
  • Students will be able to describe the impacts on sea level rise on NYC’s shorelines.
  • Students will be able to identify ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint.

Program Information:

  • Program length: 90 minutes
  • Student capacity: 30 students per program
  • Cost: $200 (waivers available upon demonstration of need)
  • Teacher chaperones: One chaperone is required for every 10 students (1:10 ratio) at minimum

Program Activities:

  • Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
  • Introduction to Climate Change
  • Hands-on Shoreline Engineering Challenge

For details on program availability and location in the Park, please consult the calendar at the booking link above or contact [email protected].