Black Rock Forest Consortium
School in the Forest

Boy on treeThe Consortium’s School in the Forest program offers New York City public schools the same opportunities to participate in the Forest’s science education programs that independent schools in the city and public schools in Orange County have enjoyed since the creation of the Consortium. Funded initially by a generous start-up grant from the New York Community Trust, the program not only brings elementary and middle-school students to the Forest for day and overnight trips, but also includes teacher orientation, classroom visits by Consortium educators and scientists, and full Consortium membership. Currently, PS 220 in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx and PS/IS 311 in northern Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood are engaged in the program.