Environmental Education

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The North Brooklyn Community Boathouse is proud to offer multiple opportunities in delivering environmental education to local organizations, educational institutions and school groups as well as community members. We have two main programs, an on-land component and on water version to better involve citizens with a number of ecological issues facing our beloved waterways. We typically deliver programming for groups of all ages with up to 30 participants.

If you are interested in participating in our programs please contact us by e-mail at info@northbrooklynboatclub.org.

Using two 29-foot canoes (much longer and wider than our normal fleet), we are able to safely and effectively charter large groups (up to 20 persons maximum at a time) of inexperienced paddlers onto the water to witness, study and learn, first-hand, about the variety of environmental issues impacting Newtown Creek. This includes Each canoe is captained by one of our professionally trained and experienced on-water guides. Floating Classrooms is made possible by the generous support of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

List of Previous Participants (as of August 2015):
Bard High School
Boy Scouts Troop 469
City College of NY
Eckford Street Studio
The Fortune Society
Grand Street Settlement
Greenpoint YMCA
Green Girls Program
Headstrong Project
John Jay College
LaGuardia Community College
The New School
Newtown Creek Alliance
New York Harbor School
New York University
North Brooklyn Development Corporation
Open House NY
Original Blessing
Pratt Institute
St. Josephs College