Our DYCD COMPASS Explore program focuses around program participants becoming stewards of the environment and their health. Participants will spend two days a week participating in “Urban Agriculture” activities. We partner with the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm to bring our program to their site twice a week. Children will farm two beds, take care of chickens and learn about bees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays groups will rotate between “Cooking” and “Green arts.” Cooking focuses on using the produce we are growing on the farm, eggs from our chickens and other healthy ingredients that we harvest on Monday. “Green Arts” clubs focus around using recycled materials, like using milk cartons to make bird houses, or creating things for the garden, like signs for our beds or making their own felt vertical planters. During our Spring Break week we will go on “Urban Expeditions” to sites of nature around NYC
Our program’s target population is youth in 3rd through 5th grade and is free of charge to all participants. There are 30 slots open for this spring. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.