Experiential Learning

Genovesi Environmental Study Center

The Genovesi Environmental Study Center offers rich and engaging environmental science programs for students at all grade levels. This 7,000 square foot learning center, sitting on over an acre of beautiful grounds, is home to:

  • over 200 living organisms
  • four dynamic learning labs
  • a fully equipped biotechnology lab
  • an outdoor learning space with pond habitat and urban garden, and
  • a greenhouse laboratory

At the Center, students get hands-on environmental science and STEM instruction. The highly trained staff help students explore the urban habitats around them and become stewards for the environment. Our programs are age- and grade-appropriate and aligned to the NYC Science Scope and Sequence and the Common Core Learning Standards.

NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics

The New York City Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics (NYCCAAM) gets students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through space and aviation science. Hands-on activities allow students to use concepts they learn in the classroom to solve real-world problems. Students in grades K through 12 can have simulated space experiences in the Challenger Learning Center or learn how airplanes fly in the NASA Aerospace Education Laboratory.

Service in Schools

Service in Schools works to increase the number of students doing community service and service-learning. We believe these experiences enable students to use their voices, skills, and critical thinking abilities to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.