Class Visits
Our secondary education programs focus on supplementing Junior High, Regent’s and Advanced Placement curricula in the sciences. Through hands-on experiences implementing the scientific method with environmental testing, sampling, and observations in the field, students gain a true sense of ecology in New York City’s natural habitats.

All programs provide educational concepts about various aspects of Alley Pond Park’s living environment that will enrich the NYC science curriculum objectives.

Class Visits – Grades 6 – 12

Class visits are by reservation only. To schedule a trip or for further information call the Upper Grade Coordinator in the Education Department at (718) 229-4000 ext. 202.

We begin scheduling for the school year the Monday of the last full week of August.

Middle School and High School programs are generally 2 hours in length. Programs include a walk on Alley Pond Park’s trails and a field component.

For program descriptions, prices, registration information, and policies, please see our Middle and High School Trip Brochure

Choose from the following topics:

The Nature of Water (water cycles, water sheds)
Wetland Systems
Endangered Species
Invertebrate Lifestyles
Ecosystems of Alley Pond Park
Forest Ecology
Animal Adaptation

Custom Programs

Work with APEC staff to organize a program that will complement your current curriculum. Topics range from native plant identification to air pollution studies. Call APEC’s diverse and experienced staff to discuss your program ideas!