Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is celebrating its third anniversary of their Environmental Education Center. To celebrate the occasion, the Conservancy is hosting special open hours on Sunday, September 16th from 12:00 – 5:00 PM, featuring FREE activities for all ages including a guided nature walk with our specially curated Cove Kits. These kits are filled with family-friendly items such as an activity booklet and crayons, nature field guides, binoculars, and other items to help visitors explore and discover. In the addition to the Center’s interactive exhibits, there will also be puppet shows featuring nocturnal animals, public feeding of the Center’s animals such as turtles, seahorses and monarch caterpillars, and the creation of seahorse masks.
The Environmental Education Center serves as the home base for the Conservancy’s innovative and immersive education programming in Brooklyn Bridge Park. In its first three years, it hosted over 27,000 students from school and camp programs. Taking advantage of its unique waterfront location, the Center offers students and teachers one-of-a-kind experiences such as Seining the River Wild, a program designed to offer students the chance to examine East River estuary creatures hands on. The Center’s Sustainable Landscapes program empowers children to be urban park planners through an introduction to the park’s sustainable features.
The Center hosts also open hours for the general public. During these free sessions, visitors can participate in hands-on activities that correspond with monthly park-related themes. Past themes have included sustainability, pollination, birds, and the working waterfront. Currently, the Center’s estuary theme gives participants a chance to classify fish found in the East River, identify the parts of a seahorse and make a paper plate jellyfish.
For more information, please visit brooklynbridgepark.org.