Field Trip to Newtown Creek Waste Management

Ever wonder what happens to all of our waste in New York City?Innovation’s Ecology class found out Friday during a field trip to the Newtown Creek waste management plant!

The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest sewage treatment facility operated by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

The Visitor Center at Newtown Creek is the only facility within the five boroughs where students can experience New York City’s water infrastructure. Through guided education programs, Innovation ecology students discovered the journey our drinking water takes to get to our taps, the process of cleaning our wastewater before it is released into surrounding waterways, and stewardship opportunities.

Innovation students on the catwalk above the wastewater digester eggs

For more information about the plant & their outreach programs, contact educationoffice@dep.nyc.gov

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