2015 Greentree Foundation Teachers’ Ecology Workshop

The Greentree Foundation Teachers' Ecology Workshop is a year-long program to provide school teachers with the knowledge and techniques they need to better teach Long Island students about the natural world. Based on the success of prior years, two Workshops will be offered in 2015, one for elementary school teachers and one for middle school teachers.

The Workshop includes a one-week session at Greentree's historic 400-acre property, five seasonal one-day field trips over the following school year, and a graduation dinner.

The Workshop provides participants with:

- Familiarity with Long Island's geological history,
- General knowledge of local ecosystems and wildlife,
- Strategies & tools for using the outdoors as an extension of the classroom,
- Existing curriculum to connect students to nature, and
- A forum to share challenges & successes with peers and create an ongoing dialogue about nature-based teaching.

Programs are led by professors from Adelphi University, Hofstra University, Columbia University, The College of Staten Island, as well as Greentree and Seatuck staff.

All participants will receive a certificate of the hours attended during the Workshop. Professional development credits are available through My Learning Plan.

Applications for the 2015 Workshop are now being accepted. While this is program is offered free of charge for the teachers accepted, space is very limited. Interested candidates are asked to submit the following on-line application by April 2, 2015. The selection of Workshop participants will be made by the end of April.

Questions should be directed to workshop@greentreefdn.org

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