Week 1: July 5-9 (middle schoolers)

Week 2: July 12-16 (high schoolers)

Week 3: July 19-23 (middle schoolers)

Week 4: CAMP SESSION CLOSED

Week 5: CAMP SESSION CLOSED

Week 6: August 9-13 (high schoolers)

Week 7: August 16-20 (middle schoolers)

Week 8: CAMP SESSION CLOSED

$315 a week

* Due to COVID-19 extra precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of your children. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available be on site. Class size will be limited to maintain social distancing and counselors will be vaccinated.

Weekdays 10am-3pm

We at TEAL are dedicated to educating the next generation about sustainability. Sustainability is the art of creating balance within a system. Currently, we are facing an imbalance caused by humanity. Human activity, driven by capitalism and colonization, has lead to increased green house gas emissions and pollution. Climate change and environmental degradation has many young people questioning whether or not we'll have a planet to live on. The World Health Organization estimates that a climate change causes over 150,000 deaths annually and these numbers are projected to rise.

In urban settings, we can see how humans have altered their environment. Micro-plastics will be in the watershed for thousands of years. Garbage litters the shores of Jamaica Bay killing hundreds of animals every year. NYC is a little dusty, but it's still our environment. If we want future generations to continue living here, we have to start incorporating sustainable practices. If our cities are made 100% sustainable, they will stand as prime examples of how humanity can live in balance with nature.

TEAL is offering a series of five day summer camp experiences for NYC students to learn about urban sustainability. Through our outdoor workshops, we create a holistic learning experience centered around the environment. Students will be exploring the wilderness and working together as teams to solve real life urban environmental issues. They will change how they interact with the environment and learn how to be stewards of the land. 

Program Structure:

  • Day 1: Introduction to Urban Sustainability- bat box, bee hotel and bird feeder construction; seed bomb production; urban farming; harvesting; outdoor cooking

  • Day 2: Environmental Justice- plant & animal species identification; foraging; historical tour

  • Day 3: Food- urban farming; composting; urban animal husbandry; gardening; garden bed construction

  • Day 4: Water- wetland hike; invasive species removal; beach clean up

  • Day 5: Environmental Ethics- synthesis and beach day

 

First Meeting Location: [Yimby Farm] 1552 Marine Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Second Meeting Location: [Audobon Center] 101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Third Meeting Location: [Brooklyn Public Library] 2808 Gerritsen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229

Fourth Meeting Location: [Salt Marsh Nature Center] 3301 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Fifth Meeting Location: [Fort Tilden] Rockaway Point Blvd/B. 169th St, Queens, NY 11697

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Summer 2021 

Urban Sustainability Camp

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Past Workshops

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Saturdays from 1-3:30pm

(excluding holiday weekends)

Ages 14-18

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Saturday: Exploration Days

     Are you tired of remote learning at home? Do you want to get outside and explore the urban wilderness? Well, look no further. The Environmental Action is offering Saturday Exploration Days. Each day will consist of a field trip to a different NYC green space. Our goal is to connect students to their environment through exploration, and we believe the best way to do this is to hike. Students will learn the history of these spaces, as well as learning how they fit into our modern context. We seek to instill stewardship values in our students, so service learning is an integral part of our curriculum. We are currently offering a deal for 11 classes at the low price of $375. We also offer individual classes at $45 per session, so students don’t need to make a long term commitment to explore the urban wilderness. Classes run from 1:00PM - 3:30PM every Saturday until the end of March. 

 

Sunday from 1:30-4:00pm

(excluding holiday weekends)

Ages 12-18

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Sunday: Farm Days

The Environmental Action Lab is offering Sunday Farm Days at YIMBY Farm. YIMBY stands for Yes In My Back Yard and this is our governing philosophy. Being able to grow your own food locally is critical to empowerment of communities. The current food system isn't working, and we believe education can change this. These workshops will focus on the importance and practicality of urban farming. YIMBY farm is home to seven chickens, who create tons of compost, and two friendly urban farm dogs. There are protected garden beds to ensure produce all through the winter. We plan on engaging incoming students in an innovative insect farm - the first in South Brooklyn. No two days on the farm are the same, so students will always get a unique experience at YIMBY Farm. We are currently offering a deal where if you sign up for all 11 classes the price is $375. Classes are $45 per session so students don’t need to make a long term commitment to be farmers. 

Environmental Justice

3-Day Workshop Series 

Summer 2020

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Most NYC residents think you have to leave the city to interact with "pristine wilderness" but they're wrong. NYC is home to some of the most biodiverse wetlands in the country. Urban green spaces provide city dwellers with an escape from the hustle of the city. Under-used spaces are being transformed into food producing meccas making city folks food sovereign. This immersive service-based learning experience will give students a comprehensive education in environmental justice.

Program Structure:

  • Day 1: Yimby Farm- composting​​; urban animal husbandry; bat box, bee hotel and bird feeder construction

  • Day 2: Prospect Park- plant/animal species identification; foraging; cultural/environmental ethnographies

  • Day 3: Jamaica Bay- invasive species removal; plant and animal species identification; foraging; beach clean up

 

In this interdisciplinary educational experience participants will learn how social, economic and environmental factors shape the world around us.

* Due to COVID-19 extra precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of your children. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available be on site. Class size will be limited to 6-8 students to maintain social distancing

First Meeting Location: [Yimby Farm] 1552 Marine Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Second Meeting Location: [Audobon Center] 101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Third Meeting Location: [Yimby Farm] 1552 Marine Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11234