Our Programs:

Designed to engage students to better understand the potential eco-system that a well-informed community and healthy coastal environment can provide for themselves and their families.

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Shore Corps Summer Internship

Shore Corps Internship Program is an service learning leadership program for high school students to train for jobs in science, engineering and design related fields.


AQUA 101 Summer Program

Aqua 101 is an environmental stewardship and water sports recreational summer program for local youth ages 11-14. The program meets every Monday/Wednesday/Friday July 7th - August 15th.


Living Classroom Workshops

Sign up now for Spring Living Classroom Workshops!!

Working with scientists, naturalists and environmental leaders, this program challenges students to think about their waterfront backyard as living, breathing eco-system that they can learn from. 


Community Stewardship Days

These weekend events bring together people from various schools, community groups and environmental organizations who want to make a difference in their community through clean ups, plantings and environmental workshops to learn more about the natural environment of the Rockaway Peninsula.


Environmentor Program

an intensive science research mentoring program for high school sophomores and juniors focused on research in and around Jamaica Bay. This program is part of the Science Research Mentoring Consortium (SRMC) led by the American Museum of Natural History.


Success Stories:

Meet Gale

Gale is the parent of two elementary school children who have taken part in the RWA Aqua 101 Summer Program for three consecutive years. Gale has seen a real impact on her children's lives through RWA programs. Hear more about Gale's story.