A public garden & cultural center

School Programs

Immerse your class in nature as you explore Wave Hill’s glorious gardens and woodlands. An experienced educator leads your class in outdoor exploration and hands-on activities that help students at all levels make meaningful connections to the environment. Content and activities are skillfully tailored to complement the developmental and academic abilities of your class.

Wave Hill School Programs span cross-curricular content areas and support Common Core Standards. In addition, Wave Hill offers lesson extensions with background information, activities, student worksheets and resources for most of our workshops. To download lesson extensions, and to see how Wave Hill’s Nature Studies Programs align with Common Core Standards, click on links on the right side of the page.

Wave Hill’s environmental education programs for youth are generously supported by the Barker Welfare Foundation, the Bay and Paul Foundations, Con Edison, The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, the New York State Education Department, the Pinkerton Foundation, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation and Target. Sustaining support for Wave Hill’s educational programming is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment Fund at Wave Hill for Environmental Science and Nature Education. The institution’s operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, through the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and through the National Endowment for the Arts.