Brooklyn Navy Yard: Urban Ecology Tour
Discover the natural world in the midst an industrial park on this 2-hour tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where participants will explore waterways, meadows, and urban farms. The highlight is a visit to the stunning Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, where visitors will learn about the organization’s role as a national leader in the development of rooftop and urban farming techniques.
he tour will also include a visit to an oyster restoration project, the Billion Oyster Project, led by students from the New York Harbor School. The project is dedicated to repopulating the East River’s oyster community to help improve the overall ecological vitality of New York Harbor. Also, participants will visit the Naval Cemetery Landscape, overseen by Yard partner the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.