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.
Due to uncertainty relating to COVID 19, this event is tentatively scheduled for the following dates below.
CityParks Learn will update registrants by June 15th.
Friday July 17, 2020
9am – 5pm
Friday July 24, 2020
9am – 5pm
Liberty Learning Garden
106-16 173rd St, Jamaica, NY 11433
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 place-based education and real-world experiences involving investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Activities are carefully aligned with the Common Core and New York State Science Learning Standards and ASPDP credit is an option. Further, this training course is fully experiential and phenomenon-based and will deepen understanding in utilizing authentic hands-on strategies such as those emphasized in the Amplify Science curriculum.
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.
For more information about this exciting, free opportunity, please email: Chrissy Word, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. In partnership with NYC Parks.
We bring New Yorkers together in their parks by offering free programs. Although our programming is temporarily suspended, parks remain open to find solace, to exercise, and to remain healthy. Please give now if you can so that we can be back in parks soon.