This fall, NYC H2O is offering 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.
Each public school is entitled to 1 free tour. A $50 deposit is required to reserve a tour and is refunded once your class completes the tour.
Additional tours can be purchased for $75 each (Title I) and $150 (non Title I). A school can book 2 tours (1 tour = 1 class of 34 students) on a given day if available.
Tours start at 10:30am, last 2 hours and include time for lunch at the end.
NYC H2O is a registered vendor with the Department of Education. Please email [email protected] if you would like to book via purchase order.
Decisions to reschedule a tour due to inclement weather are made at 7 a.m. on the day of the tour. You will be contacted via email by the H2O tour guide assigned to your class. The criteria for rescheduling is based on the NWS forecast. If there is greater than 50% chance of rain the tour will be rescheduled.
Cancellations less than 7 school days in advance will not be refunded.