Governors Island

Christodora is delighted to launch exciting new programming with our environmental education partners at Governors Island: Friends of Governors Island, The Nature Conservancy, New York City Audubon, Earth Matter, and GrowNYC.

Christodora students, alumni, and families are all welcome to join us for great nature, teambuilding, and outdoor activities.

At Governors Island, Christodora does more than its typical stewardship work, working with the Governors Island horticulture staff in invasive species removal and citizen science. In addition, we have new opportunities to participate in public facing activities and give students and alumni the chance to share their environmental science knowledge and enthusiasm with the public!

Volunteers are needed

Christodora welcomes student and alumni volunteers for our events at Governors Island. To sign up to volunteer, email or call the office at 212.371.5225.

Here’s what we have been doing in our first few weeks

Everyone helps to “grow” our Christodora mural

Planning for the day ahead at the beautiful Christodora “Clubhouse,” building 10B in Nolan Park!

Family Fun Day-Owl pellet dissection
Team building on the wooden beam

Showing off tent skills

Hiking to the top of the hills…for the very best view!


Fun activities are being planned every week–If you don’t see it below, contact us!


  • Saturday, June 17th
    Partnered with Make Music New York’s Porch Stomp. We will have a scavenger hunt and explore the island magic!

  • Saturday, July 1st
    Mural making, mini golf, and other fun activities!

Contact us to RSVP or if you have any questions:

call the office at 212.371.5225