The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the National Park Service (NPS), and partners are leading an exciting program — Growing a Wild NYC — that enlists the help of schoolchildren to restore pollinator habitat in New York City while teaching them about their environment.
Pollinators — including the beloved monarch butterfly — are in peril. Their numbers are plummeting due to a range of factors, and without healthy pollinator populations our plants, ecosystems, and food sources are threatened.
The “Wild” program is a year-long progression of nature-based classroom and field lessons about native pollinators.
Over the course of a full academic year, the Growing a Wild NYC curriculum will lead students and teachers through the process of growing an educational garden.