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 NYS Science Learning Standards  and ASPDPcredit is an option. For more information about this exciting, free opportunity, please call 212-360-2765
Dates and Location

Saturday, October 3 - 10am-4pm: Central Park (North Meadow Rec Center)
Saturday, October 17 - 10am-4pm: Forest Park
Saturday, October 31 - 10am-4pm: 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