Teaching the Environment
Discovering Urban Landscapes
Save the Week: August 3-7, 2015
Teaching the Environment is a week-long intensive environmental studies program for educators working with children in early childhood, elementary, and middle school settings. Set on the banks of the Hudson River in downtown Yonkers at the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak and Sarah Lawrence College campus, this collaborative program will have an interdisciplinary curriculum including hands-on workshops and field trips to Hudson River community-based organizations. Under the theme of Discovering Urban Landscapes, the program will feature experiential workshops ranging from the arts to physical and social sciences.
In collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, this professional development program fulfills the requirements of their Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve's Teacher on the Estuary Program. The Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program is a research and field-based teacher training initiative to improve teachers' and students' understanding of the environment using local examples and to provide resources and experience that support the incorporation of estuary and watershed topics into classroom teaching.
The program will include:
- Small working groups meeting throughout the week to discuss readings and share their reflections and practices
- Dialogue with experts in the field including Sarah Lawrence College faculty, Center for the Urban River at Beczak staff, and guest presenters
- A series of experiential workshops that are both stimulating and fun
- Field trips to environmental-focused and Hudson River organizations
- Interdisciplinary curriculum centered around urban environments
- A chance to reflect, experience, and collaborate in beautiful relaxed environments
- Compilation of environmental education teaching resources
- An opportunity to become part of an informal network of fellow educators
Registration, Fees, and Deadlines
To register for the program, please click here.
Program fee is due when registering online. If paying by check, please contact CDI at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternate registration.
- Fee for 35 contact/in-service hours (includes meals, transportation, and materials)
- Early Registration (on or before April 1): $300
- Regular Registration (on or before May 1): $350
- Late Registration (on or before June 1): $400
- Fee for 45 contact/in-service hours (includes meals, transportation, and materials)
- Early Registration (on or before April 1): $450
- Regular Registration (on or before May 1): $500
- Late Registration (on or before June 1): $550
- Fee for those taking the program for graduate credit (which will entail a final written project) is $1000 (includes one graduate credit, meals, transportation, and materials)
Cancellations/Withdrawals are assessed a $100 non-refundable fee that can be applied towards other 2015 CDI summer program fees.
For additional information about the Teaching the Environment program, please contact the Child Development Institute at (914) 394-2630 or email@example.com.