NYC Historic Reservoir Tours for School Groups

May & June 2014
All 5 Boroughs

Every Spring and Fall, NYC H2O offers Water Ecology and Engineering Field Trips. Our sites include: the Central Park Reservoir, Ridgewood Reservoir in Ridgewood, Queens, Silver Lake in Staten Island, Baisley Pond in Jamaica, Queens, the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx and the High Bridge. We will also have field trips to Lemon Creek, Staten Island and Plumb Beach, Brooklyn.

Each reservoir site has its own dramatic story of how it supplied the city with drinking water. Other sites show how the city’s wetlands and marine life protect it from storm surges. H2O’s team of talented field guides engage students in outdoor activities that explain how these reservoirs were built so that the city could grow. Students learn how the parks were built to protect the reservoirs when they get to experience these seldom visited, yet public ‘natural’ treasures.

This fall, NYC H2O is offering Virtual Water Ecology and Engineering lessons. Our educators will incorporate the newly build virtual NYC H2O Hub into the virtual lessons. The Hub is geared for grades 2-12, and the collection of Story Maps incorporates the history, geography, and ecology of our city as it relates to our water system.

You can view the full list of virtual lesson descriptions here
Additional lesson plans can be found here
Teachers can sign up for virtual lessons by completing the NYC H2O Registration Form