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 in the fall, 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 New York State Science Learning Standards.

ASPDP credit is an option ($45 fee applies). 

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

Friday October 4th 3:00pm- 6:00pm; Central Park (North Meadow Recreation Center)
Saturday October 19th 10:00am-4:00pm; Forest Park, Queens
Saturday November 2nd 10:00am-4:00pm; Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

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