CityParks Learn Teacher Training

Experiential Learning: Using Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms will provide teachers with academic and administrative tools to conduct science lessons using a New York City park as their outdoor classroom. Focusing on garden ecology in the spring course, 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. The course curriculum pays special attention to the recommendations by the NYC DOE for excellence in environmental education particularly regarding plant-based education and real world experiences involving investigation, analysis and problem solving. Activities are carefully aligned with the New York City Department of Education's lastest Science Scope and Sequence as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. Course content is drawn from the City Parks Foundation Learning Gardens program for elementary and middle school students. This program has served thousands of NYC public school students and assisted public schools to expand opportunities for students to learn science and for teachers to meet standards for over 20 years. 

ASPDP credit is an option ($45 fee applies, the deadline to register: 4/1/19) 

For more information about this exciting, free opportunity, please email Luis Gonzalez, Assoc. Director of Environmental Education at LGonzalez@CityParksFoundation.org. 
Dates and Locations

Saturday May 4th 9:30am- 4:30pm (Rain date May 5th); Abib Newborn Learning Garden, 495 Osborn St., Brooklyn

Saturday May 11th 9:30am-4:30pm (Rain date May 12th); Abib Newborn Learning Garden, 495 Osborn St., Brooklyn  


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