Virtual Presentations

The Freshkills Park Education team is pleased to offer virtual presentations for groups who are not able to visit the landfill-to-park transformation in person. Our virtual presentations, conducted through Zoom teleconferencing, include a powerpoint presentation followed by a Q&A with a Freshkills staff member, and an interactive activity for younger visitors.

To request a tour, fill out our Tour Request Form and a member of our team will be in touch to schedule your visit. Email education@freshkillspark.org with any questions.

See our Classroom Resources page for materials that may be helpful pre- and post- presentation.

Higher Education

A Freshkills Park team member will deliver a 30 minute virtual presentation, followed by time for students to ask questions. We are currently able to offer:

  • A general presentation covering topics of landfill history, landfill closure and infrastructure, park design and development, ecology, art, and public programming.
  • An ecology focused presentation covering many of the same topics as our general presentation but with an emphasis on ecological research and habitats.

High School

A Freshkills Park team member will deliver a 30 minute virtual presentation, followed by time for students to ask questions. We are currently able to offer:

  • A general presentation covering topics of landfill history, landfill closure and infrastructure, park design and development, ecology, art, and public programming.
  • An ecology focused presentation covering many of the same topics as our general presentation but with an emphasis on ecological research and habitats.
  • Interested schools can add on an interactive STEAM design challenge

Elementary and Middle School

Elementary and middle schools can sign up for a 45-minute live visit from a Freshkills Park educator. Virtual field trips include video, discussion, and an interactive activity. Field trips can cover one of the following topics:

  • Trash and Sustainability: What happens to my trash when I throw it away? What is a landfill? How can I make less trash?
  • Ecosystems and Habitats: What is an ecosystem? How are grassland, woodland, and wetland ecosystems similar and different? What are some of the plants and animals that live in Freshkills Park?
  • Park Planning: Why are parks important? What kind of things can people do at parks? How do communities work together to build parks?

Community Groups

Organizations and community groups can request a private, live virtual tour. We are currently able to offer:

  • A general presentation covering topics of landfill history, landfill closure and infrastructure, park design and development, ecology, art, and public programming.
  • An ecology focused presentation covering many of the same topics as our general presentation but with an emphasis on ecological research and habitats.

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