Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

Greenbelt Collaborates with Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design is partnering with the Greenbelt to provide their career-oriented high school students with a place based, work based and experiential education experience – right here in the Greenbelt. Through distance/virtual learning, in-person field trips, and stewardship projects, students will gain real-life job skills and leadership experiences. This is a two-semester, year-long program that will run from October 2021 – June 2022. The capstone presentation will take place in April, when students will present proposed stewardship work in the Greenbelt. A panel of local community members, NAC and NRG employees, and Greenbelt staff will select the winning proposal, which will be implemented by students starting in June.

Photo from Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design student publication, “The Column.”

Read about the student experience of the beginning of this partnership here: https://www.whsad.org/the-column/nyc-parks-department-brings-equity-to-whsad