enews_signup_buttonThe WAC Forestry Program – in partnership with the New York City DEP and the USDA Forest Service – offers a comprehensive approach to reaching teachers and students in the urban and rural communities of New York City and the NYC Watershed.

The learning goals of our Watershed Forestry Education Programs include understanding: 1) watershed form and function 2) the New York City water supply system 3) how healthy forests filter and protect the NYC water supply, and 4) the human dimensions of the NYC Watershed in the past, present, and future.

We maintain 4 core program areas:

1) Watershed Forestry Institute for Teachers – A summer institute that informs, inspires and equips teachers by immersing them in a hands-on exploration of New York City watershed forestry.

2) Watershed Forestry Educator Community of Practice – We celebrate and support our network of teachers by providing information, resources and ongoing trainings on our Teacher Resources Webpage and through our education e-newsletter, which you can sign up for HERE.

3) Watershed Forestry Bus Tour Program – A competitive matching grants program that helps plan and pay for 4 different types of watershed forestry themed educational tours in the NYC Watershed.

4) Green Connections – A competitive matching grants program that supports year-long partnerships between NYC Watershed and NYC classrooms.

Questions? Contact [email protected].