The 2200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill accepted New York City’s trash for 53 years. State-of-the-art engineering systems are turning the area into a verdant landscape with an emerging healthy grassland, wetland and woodland ecosystem.
Freshkills Park is now a living classroom for students to explore ecology, sustainability, New York City history, and art and design. A visit to Freshkills Park makes nature come alive for students.
We work with schools, camps, scout groups, and clubs to offer in-person field trips, virtual field trips, and service opportunities, along with multimedia resources to teach about Freshkills Park and grassland ecosystems in your school.