Partner with Us
NY Sun Works BUILDS hydroponic science labs, TEACHES science and sustainability, and CONNECTS by engaging the communities we live in.
We work to empower principals, teachers and students with year round innovative, hands-on science, sustainability and climate education through the lens of urban agriculture.
A partnership with NY Sun Works includes:
NYSW will convene a kick-off project meeting with the school’s existing core leadership team i.e. the Greenhouse Committee and representatives from school administration to discuss ideal equipment placement, programming, applicability of project to school community, budgetary considerations and development of fundraising concepts.
Classroom Design and Installation
NYSW will design the layout of the systems in the classroom based on electricity load and existing classroom needs. Design will result in a complete hydroponic farm for science instruction through the lens of urban agriculture. Project budget will consist of definition and installation of interior systems, and operations/maintenance support.
NYSW will advise on the synergies between The Greenhouse Project, school programming and curriculum. This process includes professional development through NYSW’s Department of Education certified After School Professional Development course, available to faculty.
K-12th grade STEM curriculum
NYSW will provide innovative, grade-appropriate, interdisciplinary curriculum for all classes that will utilize The Greenhouse Project classroom. Curriculum implementation also includes on-site teacher training workshops lead by NYSW.
Maintenance and Mentoring
NYSW provides weekly on-site maintenance and mentoring to make sure the systems are fully functioning, and that the teacher gets the support needed.
NYSW provides support for teachers and sustainability coordinators on how to implement DOE mandated school-wide sustainability practices and helps with external support and guidance through partnerships with a variety of environmental education networks.
Support is provided in areas of recycling, student lead farm stand, green teams, and after school clubs centered around environmental leadership skills.
NYSW also host an annual youth conference for our partner schools.
To learn more about how to partner with us download this FAQ guide.
“We have been thrilled with NY Sun Works’ level of professionalism, responsiveness to our needs and concerns, and the expertise of their staff and partners.”
— Joshua Morales, Executive Director, Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School