Our Partners are Committed to Sustainability
Our students participate in learning expeditions, which include opportunities to leave the classroom to experience hands-on learning. Our students have experiences with leaders in the field of sustainability such as builders, architects, planners, farmers, environmental activists, and policymakers. Below is a list of some of our partners and the roles they play within the school.
Our lead partner, New York City Outward Bound Schools brings the expertise and educational philosophy of Outward Bound and its Expeditionary Learning approach to our school. Outward Bound challenges our students by connecting academic content with real world issues and supports our teachers with innovative professional development.
Grow NYC works to support projects that teach our students about sustainable choices. Their work supports our curriculum and projects by empowering students to understand their impact.
Their mission is to improve New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
Sam Schwartz Engineering supports our school by providing sites and experts for students in the areas of architecture, design, and urban planning, all with a sustainability focus.
Our students work side by side with students at Cooper Union to examine exhaust output and compare models of engines.
Brooklyn Boatworks works with our after school program to provided students with the hands-on opportunity to work together to build a sailboat.
The Billion Oyster Project engages students in our after school program in collecting data and real-world activities to support the mission of restoring oyster reefs to New York Harbor.