Class Visits

Our secondary education programs focus on supplementing Middle School, Regents, 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 are designed to enrich the NYC science curriculum objectives through the medium of Alley Pond Park’s urban ecosystems.


Post Trip Guidelines

Please be sure to check for ticks. Follow this link for CDC advice on how to check your child.

Class Visits

Please Note:

Due to high demand for school trips, space is limited. As a result a $50 nonrefundable deposit for each class attending the school trip is required at the time of booking.

A $40 fee will be charged on all returned checks.

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

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:
Middle and High School Trip Brochure

Choose from the following topics:

The Nature of Water (water cycles, water sheds)
Wetland Ecology
Pond Ecology
Forest Ecology
Animal Adadaptations (vertebrates)
Invertebrate Animals
Endangered Species
Climate Change

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!