Experiential Learning: Using Parks as Outdoor Classrooms provides 2nd – 8th-grade teachers with academic and administrative tools to conduct science lessons using a New York City park as their outdoor classroom.
Session 1: May 7th, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Central Park North Meadow Rec Center
Session 2: May 14th, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Forest Park
Session 3: May 21st, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Inwood Hill Park
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with NYC Parks.
At City Parks Foundation, our mission is to encourage New Yorkers to use their neighborhood parks by offering free environmental education, arts, sports, and community-building programs that bring people into their local green spaces. Please give now if you can—we know that city parks will continue to thrive when all New Yorkers get involved.