Education + Lesson Plans

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.

Virtual Field Trips + In-Person Field Trips + Classroom Resources + Group Volunteer Projects + Grassland Education Project + Mobile Lab

Virtual Field Trips + Presentations

Field Trips

Waste Education

Classroom Resources

Classroom Resources

Group Volunteer Projects

Grassland Education Project

Grassland Research

Mobile Education Lab

Mobile Lab

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