CityParks Learn Teacher Training

Experiential Learning: Using Parks as Outdoor Classrooms will provide 2nd – 8th grade teachers with academic and administrative tools to conduct science lessons using a New York City park as their outdoor classroom. Focusing on forest ecology, the training will equip teachers to plan and implement safe and effective outdoor lessons that provide students with hands-on experiences relative to their in-class curriculum. Training pays special attention to the recommendations by the NYC DOE for excellence in environmental education particularly regarding place-based education and real world experiences involving investigation, analysis and problem solving. Content is drawn from the City Parks Foundation Seeds to Trees program for elementary and middle school students, activities are carefully aligned with the NYS Science Learning Standards.
For more information, please contact Luis Gonzalez at
Dates and Location

Saturday, May 7th, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Central Park North Meadow Rec Center Saturday, May 14th, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Forest Park Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Inwood Hill Park

Please complete the application information below. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed -- applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program. 
Step 2: Participant Information and Application 

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