On-Site Programs

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Due to rising COVID-19 positivity rates in the city, all guided in-person education/school programs are temporarily suspended through February, 2021. If you are interested in booking a program for March 2021 or beyond, please email education@green-wood.com. In the meantime, please check out our resource kits, Virtual Program offerings or Digital Resources for independent learning. 

Self-Guided programs

Want to bring your group to Green-Wood for a self-guided program? Let us plan your visit and curate materials for you! 

Resource kits include a lesson plan, lesson materials of your choice, and fun, new Green-Wood stickers for all participants. 

Price: Prices vary. Kits start at $25 for public schools and $50 for private school or pod groups. Each kit comes with materials for up to 15 students and their instructors/teachers. Materials provide content for roughly 60 minutes of activities, with options for extension.

All kits are custom! To curate your kit and plan your visit, call 718-210-3060.

Kit topics include:

Education resource kit
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt at Green-Wood (ages 4 and up)
  • Bird-Watching at Green-Wood (ages 4 and up)
  • Stories in Stone: Decoding Cemetery Symbols (ages 7 and up)
  • Architecture at Green-Wood (ages 9 and up)
  • Geology at Green-Wood: Brownstone, Marble, and Granite (ages 9 and up)
  • Tree Trackers: Phenology at Green-Wood (ages 9 and up)
  • Green-Wood’s Greatest: Discover our Most Fascinating Monuments (ages 7 and up)
  • Suffragists of Green-Wood (ages 9 and up)

Have another topic in mind? There are so many learning opportunities at Green-Wood, and we’re excited to create a kit tailored to your needs.

Guided programs

As of October 2020, the following safety measures are in place for all on-site education programs:

  • Maximum of 13 participants including at least one adult participant, per group. One Green-Wood educator will be assigned to guide each group.
  • Programs take place completely outdoors.
  • Participants must wear face masks at all times while on our grounds. Green-Wood educators and other staff will also be masked at all times.
  • Group leaders must provide to their Green-Wood educator a health check form, provided by Green-Wood, that has been completed the morning of the program prior to start of the program.
  • Participants must wash or sanitize hands at the beginning of their program. Sanitizer will be provided.
  • Participants must maintain social distancing (6 feet) amongst themselves and between themselves and Green-Wood staff at all times during the program.
  • All programs are walking programs. No vehicles are used. Please also note that no outdoor area of the Cemetery is ADA compliant, however we will do our best to create wheelchair-friendly program routes whenever possible.
  • Participants will receive learning materials in a tote bag, contactless, at the start of the program to self-distribute.
  • Until further notice, all in-person pre- and post-visit classroom lessons are suspended.
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Credit: Evan Rabeck

Guided programs are 60 minutes and are led by experienced Green-Wood educators. All guided programs take place within a short distance of Green-Wood entrances and restrooms. Programs take place Monday through Friday from 9-10am, 10:15-11:15am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 12:45-1:45pm, 2:00-3:00pm, and 3:15-4:15pm. Participants are welcome to explore our grounds, self-guided, before and/or after their program.

We also offer custom small-group experiences. Please email education@green-wood.com to book a program tailored to your needs and timing.

Programs (click to expand)

Program Rates

  • Each program is $300 per group. Groups cannot be combined. 
  • Custom program pricing varies. Please contact education@green-wood.com.

Registration

To plan and book your in-person program, please call 718-210-3060. Programs MUST be booked and paid for by phone by credit card two weeks or more in advance. For the moment we are not accepting cash or check payments. If you need to pay by school purchase order please call us in advance.

Getting Here

Please note that Green-Wood’s School Programs now have several different starting locations. Click to expand each section below and read or print directions to each of Green-Wood’s entrances.