April 29, 2021
Welcoming New Partners
After a long pandemic pause, NY Sun Works is excited to welcome new school partners! In the last few months, our team has installed hydroponic science labs in 10 new schools in 4 NYC boroughs and in New Jersey. The group includes four new high school partners: Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Academy for Conservation and the Environment in Canarsie, Port Richmond High School on Staten Island and Weehawken High School in New Jersey. We also welcome one independent K-9th grade school, Allen Stevenson in Manhattan. New middle school partners comprise John Ericsson Middle School in Greenpoint and Mott Hall II in Manhattan. PS 85 Great Expectations in the Bronx, PS 158 Warwick in East New York and PS 9 Sarah Smith Garnet School in Prospect Heights are new elementary school partners.
The new builds are continuing at a pace of roughly 1 new hydroponic lab per week, with plans to complete 10 more labs before the end of the school year in June. This is keeping our Greenhouse Support Team very busy! Some of these soon-to-be partners include PS 18 Multilingual Neighborhood School in Greenpoint, IS 223 The Montauk in Borough Park, Satellite Academy High School in Manhattan, PS 380 John Wayne Elementary in Williamsburg, PS 75 Mayda Cortiella in Bushwick, George Westinghouse Career And Technical Education High School in Downtown Brooklyn, and PS 190 Sheffield in East New York. The construction pace will ramp up during the summer months when most schools are closed and we hope to be able to have another 20 labs ready to open for the start of school.
We welcome ALL new partner teachers to join us for a Professional Learning workshop on June 3rd to introduce them to the lab, the curriculum, and the NY Sun Works team. Invitations will be sent soon!