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Pollution Solutions

Grades 3–8

Explore various sources of water pollution in NYC and learn more about our connection to the health of local waterways. Students will observe the inner workings of NYC’s combined sewer system, build water filters and discuss ways to support local conservation.

Program Objectives:

  • Students will define and identify the ecological significance of an Estuary
  • Students will identify basic elements of NYC’s waste water treatment process
  • Students will identify ways in which they can reduce water pollution
  • Students will define plastics and their impact on the environment

Program Information:

  • 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:

  • Sewer in a Suitcase Demonstration
  • Modeling Water Pollution Sources
  • Water Filter Build Activity

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