Free Online STEM Programs with City Parks Foundation

Three of City Parks Foundation’s STEM programs will be offered virtually this fall. Registration is currently open and all programs are free. There are two after school program opportunties, as well as an in-person program for high schoolers. Read more below:


  • The Coastal Classroom After School program is designed for middle school students to create meaningful relationships with waterfront parks, looking at topics including coastal ecology, water quality, urban waterfront restoration and preservation. Using virtual lessons and authentic learning experiences, students will learn about the ecology of the aquatic ecosystems in NYC waterfront parks and the species living in them.  And they’ll have fun in the process!

         This free online program is held weekly through December 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET.

  • CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING, uses fun-filled online adventures to teach middle school girls about the natural ecosystems in NYC’s parks, careers in the sciences, and about their own power to create change and advocate for the environment and their parks.

          This fall, participants will investigate how climate change is affecting our city and our future and will learn the history of climate action and how young people have advocated for the environment.

         Green Girls meet weekly online through December 17th with multiple session times available to fit your student’s schedule.

  • High school students looking for an in-person urban gardening experience and interested in learning about food justice, may apply now for our High School Internship Training Program. Accepted students will work safely and socially distant in the gardens this fall, learning new skills and earning high school credit.


For more information about all of the City Parks Foundation program, visit

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