90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
map1 home map1

Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation

This New York City public school, located in the Bronx, teaches all subjects through the prism of conservation. It’s formed a partnership with the Bronx Zoo. So when the students go there, it’s not a field trip - it’s class time. A math lesson means calculating the caloric needs of a bison herd. And science class includes the study of exhibit design. Operated under the auspices of the New York City Board of Education, the school is receiving seed money and start-up management by Urban Assembly, which has founded 17 schools based on public-private partnerships. Students come from some of the most underserved parts of the Bronx. Eventually the school will serve students in grades 6 to 12.