Dear NY Families,

We are pleased to announce that the Our Place Summer School SCHOLARSHIPS are officially available:

The Our Place Summer School is designed to bring students into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies, and infrastructures of the Hudson River Estuary.

It meets and departs from the Brooklyn Public Library Prospect Park and is conducted Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm the weeks of July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-Aug. 2.

The complete course description is here:

For each session, we offer 2 Our Place scholarships for children from the age of 6-12 years old, who participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Parents can APPLY by following these instructions:

If you would like to apply for the Our Place scholarships, we ask you to email these things to us at

—Your contact information

—Your child’s name, age, and school

—A statement of interest, including your thoughts about your child’s love of nature

If you have any questions, please call Ursa Heidinger at 413-923-8447.

About the author

Ursa is the Assistant Director of Biocitizen NY. She is also currently studying Political Science and Human Rights at Columbia University.