Saturdays from 1-3:30pm

(excluding holiday weekends)

Ages 14-18

$45 per class

     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 about invasive species and trash collection 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. 

 

Exploration Sites: ​

  • (1/30): Broad Channel Wetlands

  • (2/6): Floyd Bennet Field

  • (2/13): Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Trail

  • (2/20): Calvert Vox Park

  • (2/27): Fort Wadsworth

  • (3/6): Fort Tilden

  • (3/13): TBA

  • (3/20): TBA

* 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 on site. 

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Saturday: 

Exploration Days

Sunday:

Farm Days

Sunday from 1:30-4:00pm

(excluding holiday weekends)

Ages 12-18

$45 per class

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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. 

* 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 on site. 

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Sunday: 

Farm Days

Past Workshops

GET OUTSIDE!

Environmental Fitness Education

Fall 2020

            Are you looking for a way to keep your teen physically fit, active and connected to the natural environment, while enriching their educational experiences? Well look no further, because the Environmental Action Lab is offering a semester of physical activities, including; hiking, team building exercises, park and forest stewardship and service learning. This Fall we'll be offering physical fitness classes on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:30pm. 

 

Environmental Justice

3-Day Workshop Series 

Summer 2020

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

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