Education at Randall’s Island Park

Where students learn while exploring the living classrooms of Randall’s Island Park through dynamic, multisensory, and science-based programming.

Field Trips

Learn more about our distinctive, free, and award-winning programs by clicking the links below.

The Edible Education program invites students to explore our Urban Farm through experiential, multisensory classes focused on the environment, planting, compost
The Waterfront Stewardship Program invites students to explore Randall’s Island Park’s natural areas through dynamic, STEM-based lessons aligned with NYS le

Schedule a Visit With One of our Programs

Please Fill Out the Forms to Schedule a visit

Please complete our online form for the field trip you want to attend! We prioritize serving our neighbors in East Harlem and South Bronx public schools due to the nature and location of our program. However, all are welcome to submit a request.

Edible Education Field Trip Registration

Waterfront Stewardship Field Trip Registration


The Randall’s Island Park Alliance invites naturalists of all levels to delve more deeply into the science and health of the Island and its surrounding ecosystems! Our Park-as-Lab programming provides a backbone for researchers of all levels to engage in gathering data on social, environmental, and ecological urban park issues. Park-as-Lab not only encompasses RIPA staff monitoring but also supports research by students, university professors, and partner organizations.



How much does it cost to participate in these programs?

Nothing! Field trips are completely free. However, you’ll be responsible for arranging your transportation to the island and any associated costs.

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance is proud to offer free education programs, and greatly appreciates donations to help continue to make these events possible.

When are field trips available?

In-person field trips are available from April through October. Virtual field trips are available year-round.

Who can attend the field trips?

Both programs host students in grades K-12. Due to the nature and location of our programs, we prioritize serving groups from public schools located in East Harlem and the South Bronx. Classes can be tailored to the needs of your group. You may let us know how we can accommodate your students in your trip request.

If you are a representative from a higher education institution, please reach out to us about potential trip opportunities or research partnerships.

We prioritize serving our neighbors in East Harlem and South Bronx public schools due to the nature and location of our program. However, all are welcome to submit a request.

How many students can attend a field trip?

Both programs can accommodate up to 30 individuals per trip, with at least two individuals being adult chaperones (teachers, assistants, aids, parents, etc.).

What if it is raining the day of the field trip?

We operate rain or shine unless the weather is dangerous. In the case of dangerous weather, we will notify you of program cancellation a couple of hours before your trip and will attempt to reschedule for a later date. We also find that teachers know best what their students can tolerate. Please keep in mind that if you decide to cancel, we may be unable to reschedule your trip. Also,when gauging the comfort of student participation, please note that there are no enclosed shelters near/on the Farm.

How do I get to the Urban Farm?

The Urban Farm is located at 11 Wards Meadow Loop, New York, NY 10035. Parking is available by Scylla Playground and Lot J.

Where do trips with the Waterfront Stewardship Program take place?

The Waterfront Stewardship Program occurs in the restored salt marshes and freshwater wetlands near Icahn Stadium (10 Central Road, New York, NY 10035). Parking is available in front of Icahn Stadium (Lots C and D).

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