Seeds to Trees Environmental Education
Since 1992, Seeds to Trees: A Field Based Environmental Education Program for Public Schools has introduced New York City children to science and nature in the urban environment through classroom activities and unparalleled field experiences. Seeds to Trees reinforces core academic skills while continually experimenting with new models and strategies.

Seeds to Trees supports academic objectives by presenting lessons that relate to mandated curricula and scope and sequence, and trains teachers to use city parks as extensions of their classrooms by helping them to introduce concepts of forest ecology, park stewardship and preservation to children. Seeds to Trees blends professional development sessions (teacher credit is available), in-class sessions and outdoor field experiences in natural areas to produce a high quality, invigorating educational experience.

Through a unique mix of lessons and resources that address different learning styles, Seeds to Trees has been enormously successful with all learners, from special education, inclusion, mainstream, English Language Learners to high performing students.

  • Seeds to Trees for Middle Schools (6th & 7th Grades): Seeds to Trees offers an age-appropriate program for public middle school classes that is aligned with the latest Scope and Sequence. The program is delivered over a nine-month period, from September to June. Available to 6th and 7th grades, this unique learning experience includes:

  • Six in-class lessons
  • Three field experiences to natural areas throughout the City, where students explore contrasting ecosystems, use scientific tools and equipment, and become enthralled with their local environment
  • Professional Development opportunities for educators and on-site technical assistance
  • Resources, materials, and a plethora of stimulating lesson plans and applications  

    “The children loved the forest. The two girls who were walking very far behind everyone else were talking with each other and I overhead them say: this was fun! They asked when you were coming back and what they were going to do next time.” Melody Winstead, 7th Grade Science Teacher at I.S. 286.

    Seeds to Trees Early Childhood Program: CityParks Education’s interdisciplinary nature and science pilot is specifically designed for children who are 3-4 years old. This program emphasizes science observation, sensory awareness, creative expression, literacy and analytical skills development. In a series of 3-5 sessions, plant and animal themes are introduced via songs, stories, movement and craft projects.

  • http://cpf.unimacinteractive.com/index.aspx?LOBID=758

  • RIIS Settlement 


    The Teen Thursday Club is coming to an end. It was a great seven weeks spent at The Museum of The Moving Image. Our club watched old TV shows like I Love Lucy, an old silent film staring Charlie Chaplin, looked at old TV sets, old movie cameras, movie memorabilia, movie costumes and much more. We created mimes, stop action animation movies, collages on our iPads, pintrest boards and even campaign videos for the presidential vote next year. We celebrated on Friday, November 20, 2015 with our parents and showcased everything we did all semester. 



    HANAC, Inc. After-School Adolescent Literacy Program 
    at IS 204
    Tuesday (3:15-5:15, Wednesday (2:20-4:20), & Thursday (2:20-4:20)

    HANAC, Inc. Beacon Program
    Monday-Friday (2:20-9)
    Saturday (8-4)


    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has been delivering quality educational programming to students and teachers for more than 20 years. Programs incorporate the Museum’s unique restored spaces, artifacts, aircraft collection and exhibits, while students explore topics in history, science, technology, engineering and math through a truly interdisciplinary approach. Grounded in the best practices of inquiry, experiential, and object-based learning, our education programs are designed to support academic success by providing meaningful and engaging experiences for students, and to provide classroom teachers with resources through which they can further support student achievement.