Course Details

P236-7810.1S19 - Experiential Learning: Using Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms

Course Details
Course Description: 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 New York City Department of Education's latest Science Scope and Sequence as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. Course content is drawn from the City Parks Foundation Learning Gardens (link) 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.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 05/03/2019 Start Date: 05/04/2019 End Date: 05/11/2019
Location: 495 Osborn St , New York, NY, 11212 CTLE Hours: 12 No. of Credits: 1 Categories: Science
Restricted: Yes CTLE Area: Grades: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Danielson Components 1d : Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
1e : Designing Coherent Instruction
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: City Parks Foundation Contact:
Instructor # 1: Manna Hara Instructor # 2: Luis Gonzalez
ASPDP Fee: $45.00 Education Partner Fee: $0.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $45.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Teachers may register for the course at