The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) Celebrates 25th Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest
The contest is now open for all New York City K-12 students. Students can submit photographs, digital art, and video in addition to artwork and poetry. All submissions will be accepted online only between March 1 and March 31.
Please email the NYC DEP's education office
for additional information.
|2nd Annual Watershed Youth Symposium
The 2nd Annual Watershed Youth Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 15 at the Ashokan Center, Olivebridge from 10am to 2:30pm. Students will make presentations related to the New York City Water Supply and Watershed on service work, research, public education and other topics. Last year's presentations dealt with natural gas drilling, GIS mapping of Japanese knotweed, Wolbachia in aquatic macroinvertebrates, and environmentally sensitive logging. The symposium is coordinated by GrowNYC with a Watershed Education Grant provided by the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the NYC DEP. Student observers and accompanying teachers, administrators and other adults are welcome. For more information, contact Mike Zamm.
|Project Learning Tree (PLT) Workshop Offered in NYC|
A PLT workshop is being offered at the University Settlement building, 273 Bowery, Manhattan, on March 24. The workshop will focus on the Places We Live Guide of Project Learning Tree and focuses on studying the sense of place that connects us to where we live. The activities are designed to be used in 9-12 grade classrooms, but can easily be adapted for use with younger students. The workshop will run from 5pm until 8pm and costs $10 to cover all materials, dinner and snacks. Please contact Jessica Olenych of Common Ground Educational Consulting with any questions (845) 586-1600 or REGISTER ONLINE HERE.