A public garden & cultural center

School Programs

School Programs at Wave Hill inspire students to make curricular connections to science, social studies and the arts through active engagement with the natural world. Skilled educators work individually with each class to provide rich experiences for all learners. Our programs complement classroom learning through hands-on scientific inquiry, artifact exploration and artistic expression.

Wave Hill School Programs support the delivery of New York City’s Scope and Sequence and span cross-curricular content areas. In addition, Wave Hill offers standards-aligned lesson extensions with background information, activities, student worksheets and resources for most of our workshops. Lesson synopses and extensions can be found within the program categories below.


Wave Hill's school programs are generously supported by the Barker Welfare Foundation; Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation; Con Edison; The Dorr Foundation; and Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust. 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.

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