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CityScience Partners with the Lowline

CityScience is excited to announce a new partnership with The Lowline, a nonprofit organization aiming to create a new underground park out of a historic trolley terminal below the streets of Lower East Side, Manhattan. The park, slated to open in 2018, will use solar technology designed to transmit natural sunlight from the world above into the space below, allowing plants, trees, and grass to grow underground.

The Lowline Lab, an educational space and working prototype of a daylighting system, is opening on October 17 and will feature the Lowline’s proposed solar technology and landscape plans, test their viability and efficacy, and offer community programming. CityScience worked with the Lowline throughout the summer on the lab’s Young Designers Program, designing and delivering a ‪‎STEM‬ curriculum that will empower local youth to become citizen scientists, learn more about their community, and contribute to this live experiment.

Watch the video above to learn more about the Lowline and the Young Designers Program, and make sure to visit the Lowline Lab when it opens on Saturday, October 17!

Published in General NewsSnapshots • Published on October 02, 2015

It's one thing to read about science in a book, but the light bulb goes on when kids get involved in a
hands-on project.
Michael Amoroso PS 107, Chair of the Green Committee