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April 2023

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Partners with NY Sun Works to Bring Climate Education to Coney Island Schools

Brooklyn students at select schools will be seeing a lot more green on their campuses, as one congressman joined kids at a Coney Island school to present funds for teaching students about urban farming and planting. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries was at Rachel Carson High School to present $500,000 in federal money to New York Sun Works, the organization providing the hydroponic farms to the schools.  

March 2023

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Visits NY Sun Works Hydroponic Classroom, Sees Opportunities for Students

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona made the rounds in New York City on Tuesday, touting investments for teachers and students, as schools get ready for the upcoming academic year. He toured schools in Queens and Brooklyn alongside Congress members Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez.

February 2023

Brooklyn and Queens Schools Get STEM and Sustainability Curriculum Thanks to Rep. Nydia Velázquez

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez recently presented a check worth $800,000 in funding to NY Sun Works — a New York-based nonprofit that delivers science and sustainability education through urban farming to K-12 students — to provide schools in Brooklyn and Queens with hydroponic farm technology to enhance each school’s science curriculum.

April 2024

Daily Eagle: Borough President Set to Announce $2.3 Million for Hydroponics Labs in Queens

April 2024

QNS: Richmond Hill High School Launches Hydroponic Classroom and Cultivates Sustainability Education

April 2024

CBS News: NY Sun Works Helps Communities Across New York City Study Climate Change

March 2024

News12: Students Present Hydroponic Research Projects at the Annual Bronx STEAM Expo

March 2024

News12: Williamsburg School Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Hands-On Climate Education

February 2024

NY1: Estudiantes en Escuela en Harlem Siembran Plantas y Estudian Ciencia – Utilizando Agua en Lugar de Tierra

En el mes de febrero, estudiantes de la escuela PS123 Mahalia Jackson en Harlem, emocionados, dieron inicio a lo que sería la apertura de su laboratorio hidropónico.

February 2024

QGazette: LaGuardia Community College, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, and NY Sun Works Celebrate Hydroponic Classroom

LaGuardia CC, in collaboration with Congresswoman Velázquez and NY Sun Works, has opened a new Hydroponic Classroom.

February 2024

Asharq Al-Awsat: Environmental Education for a Sustainable Future

The perception of the environment has expanded in recent decades from fighting pollution to the management of natural resources. The increase in the world’s population from 1.5 billion at the beginning of the twentieth century to over eight billion today, together with a major shift in production and consumption patterns, has led to a doubling of the demand on resources. This requires proper and balanced management, coupled with fair distribution of natural resources, to ensure that these billions of people obtain their basic needs.

November 2023

VFD: Village Academy in Far Rockaway Opens New Hydroponic and Aquaponic Greenhouse

NY Sun Works in partnership with Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. today announced the opening of a new greenhouse and hydroponic farm classroom at Village Academy in Far Rockaway, Queens. The ribbon-cutting celebration unveiled a classroom with aquaponic and hydroponic technologies to complement the school’s sustainability science curriculum provided by the nonprofit.

November 2023

VFD: NY Sun Works Awarded CIV:LAB Grant to Support Climate Education and Workforce Development

New York Sun Works has been awarded its first climate grant from CIV:LAB to support climate education and the science of sustainability programming at the organization's existing partner schools across the boroughs. It will also support the expansion of the organization's urban agriculture workforce development program at two high schools for students interested in climate-focused careers.

October 2023

VFD: NY Sun Works and NYPA Partner to Bring Hydroponic Farming to Bilingual School in the Bronx

The first of four new green classrooms coming to the Bronx was officially launched today with a ribbon-cutting at PS 25 The Bilingual School on 149th Street. The hydroponic lab, which grows crops indoors without soil, will teach students agricultural skills, environmental science and other sustainability-based programming.

October 2023

BronxNews12: Hydroponic Classroom at PS 25 Bilingual School Part of Plan to Build Healthy Future

P.S. 25 Bilingual School launched a new green classroom Monday where education officials say the joy of learning meets the science of sustainability.

October 2023

NYHispano: Congresista otorga $800,000 para proyectos comunitarios de New York Sun Works

El congresista Ritchie Torres (NY-15) otorgó hoy $800,000 en fondos para proyectos comunitarios a New York Sun Works, una organización local sin fines de lucro dedicada a integrar la ciencia de la sostenibilidad y la educación climática en las escuelas urbanas K-12.

October 2023

SloanFoundation: Introducing New York City’s Next Generation of Farmer-Scientists

New York Sun Works teaches K-12 students across the five boroughs the science of sustainability through hands-on urban farming.

September 2023

iGrowNews: Integrating Education & CEA – The Story of NY Sun Works

NY Sun Works was initiated after the success of the Science Barge project in 2008, which was the first hydroponic installation in New York City. Over the years, it has transformed from a humble greenhouse experiment into a full-fledged organization committed to promoting sustainable urban farming. Since its establishment in 2010, NY Sun Works has developed an impressive portfolio of urban farms, educated young minds, and championed sustainable and local food production in all five boroughs of New York City.

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