City Green offers students in grades K-3 half-day field trips in spring and fall to the City Green Learning Garden located in Paterson’s Eastside Park at 800 Broadway.
Students engage in science, math, literature and art based activities that reinforce lessons in the classroom. Sample activities include touring the garden and farm, planting crops in the raised beds, conducting soil studies and examining wildlife habitats. Our shady Story Grove provides a great space for stories and songs. Nature crafts, science based scavenger hunts and simple cooking round out the day. All activities are correlated to NJ Core Curriculum standards and are led by experienced City Green educators.
For older students, City Green offers more indepth explorations of soil science, sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and eco-system study.
To find out more about our program or register your class for a field trip email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-869-4086
“I have been teaching for over 15 years in Paterson Schools, and this is the best trip I have been on with my kids. It’s hands on learning, the learning stations are so comprehensive, and it’s in their home community…. Great work!”
Teacher, Norman S Wier School, Paterson
“This was an excellent experience for the students; they had never participated in anything like it before. It allowed them to see the beauty of their community and know that they contributed to it. Some students reported that participating in the community garden was the BEST field trip they ever went on!”
Teacher, EWK School, Paterson