A Reservoir of Education

By Minda Smiley

Courtesy of NYC H20.org

Courtesy of NYC H20.org




NYC H20 is a non-profit founded by Matthew Malina, a former public school teacher in NYC. The group gives tours to school groups of the city’s five historic reservoirs. This fall’s tour season wrapped with 31 tours total, 19 schools and 750 students. According to the NYC H20 website, most of the student attendees attend Title I schools where the majority of students are below the poverty line. Next spring, they plan to add the High Bridge to the lineup (it was built to carry the Croton Aqueduct over the Harlem River in 1848).