Events and projects facilitated or sponsored by the the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative. 

Teen Advocates for Sustainability Corps (TASC) Summit

The TASC Summit is an intensive experience for New York City high school students interested in sustainability, policy and advocacy. The summit has been held at NYU during the NYC schools' midwinter recess (February) of 2017 and 2018. It is a place-based program focused on urban environmental issues and the policy implications surrounding them. Participants tour facilities and places related to the selected issues, engage in hands-on workshops, learn about the legislative system in NYC, and finally meet with City Council Members and/or their staff to advocate for their issue of interest.

Life After Sandy: Adapting to the New Normal

In December 2012, The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, in partnership with New York University's Office of Sustainability, presented a panel discussion on Sandy and its impact.

Panel presenters discussed perspectives on NYU and New York City's disaster response, adaptation and mitigation efforts in the context of sustainability. The discussion explored ways in which we can strengthen these efforts, adapt and even thrive under the "new normal."


ITESO!, a documentary film on sustainableagricultural practices, filmed  by  Environmental Conservation Education program graduate student  Grady Walker '12. Funding for the documentary was provided by the Wallerstein Collaborative, NYU Steinhardt,  and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre.

ITESO! from Grady Walker on Vimeo.

STEME Education Weekend 2012 Keynote: Oliva Bouler

The 13th Annual Sharing Our Success Conference in Urban Science and Math Teaching, a two-day conference organized in collaboration with NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development,  New York City Department of Education, Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots, and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative, featured scientists presenting the latest developments in STEME fields, teachers sharing best practices in STEME classroom instruction, and students demonstrating science projects. The keynote speaker for the Roots and Shoots Service Learning Summit was Olivia Bouler, who raised over $200,000 for Gulf coast recovery efforts when she was just 11 years old. You can watch her inspiring speech below!



The Greenpoint YMCA and the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU Steinhardt have developed an environmental summer program for NYC high school students focusing on the integration of STEM standards. Funding for the program called "SYSTEM" is provided by ExxonMobil. It provides 15 local high school students the opportunity to participate in a six week interdisciplinary program to promote environmental literacy and stewardship. Projects take place in both the Greenpoint community and on New University's campus to integrate green technology and urban ecology into the curriculum.

E.O. Wilson at NYU

E.O. Wilson, Keynote Speaker at Nature Network Meeting held at NYU, KImmel Center Janurary 3, 2005