NYU Go Green! Summer Camp

Links and Resources for Summer Fun and Learning!!

                       For places to visit around NYC and resources that will help boost your environmental learning and exploration: Check these resources that we have used as part of Go Green! Summer Camp! 

American Museum of Natural History Children's Webpages

Kid's Guide Guide to the Birds of Central Park
A colorful bird guide to local birds and  includes a map of Central Park

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
Many downloadable publications concerning conservation and biodiversity

Governor's Island
Free ferry to great biking and free summer concerts!

Madison Park for Kids

Bronx Zoo
Visit the award winning Congo Gorilla Forest Exhibit , the Wild Asia Monorail, Tiger Mountain, and their newest exhibit, Madagascar!

High Line
A mile and a half long elevated park recently opened in the West Side of Manhattan.  It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenue.  Features include integrated landscapes, concrete pathways, native plants, fixed and movable seating, lighting and special features.

Randall's Island
Commonly known for their sports fields, Randall's Island has a restored salt marsh and freshwater wetland.  They also boast a children's garden, community urban farm, and green roof which are all open to the public.

NY Aquarium
Connect to aquatic wildlife through the varied attractions at the aquarium.  Touch tanks, live shows, interactive exhibits, and a 4D theater will surely keep the kids interested for hours of fun in Brooklyn.

Gateway National Park, Jamaica Bay
Camping, beaches, recreation, history, and more!  Activities are offered at Jamaica Bay (Floyd Bennett Field and Wildlife Refuge) yea- round.

GrowNYC GreenMarket
Find a market near you for weekly food shopping.  Support your local farms/farmers and learn while you shop.

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility and Visitor Center
Although their website may not be interactive, their visitors center surely is!  Plus, the treatment plant finally offers a free tour once a month - contact them for a reservation.

EPA for Kids
Have fun while learning about environmental protection with the EPA Kids Club!

Ever want to take a stroll in your neighborhood as it would have been 400 years ago?  What was the environment like? Find out now!