$100 – $1,000

2018 Teaching the Environment: Discovering Urban Landscapes

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Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak

35 Alexander Street

Yonkers, NY 10701

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Teaching the Environment is a week-long intensive environmental studies program for educators working with children in early childhood and elementary, middle, and high 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

Breakfast and lunch will be served every day.

Sarah Lawrence College is an Approved CTLE Sponsor and offers CTLE hours for this program.

*If this is the SECOND 2018 CDI professional development program that you are registering for, please email us at cdi@sarahlawrence.edu for a discount code for $50 off your SECOND registration fee.*

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Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak

35 Alexander Street

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