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Center for Urban River at Beczak

35 Alexander Street

Yonkers, NY 10701

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Sarah Lawrence College's Child Development Institute and Center for Urban River at Beczak are delighted to present an environmental studies professional development program, Teaching the Environment, for educators.

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 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. This year’s theme will be Discovering Urban Landscapes and feature experiential workshops ranging from the arts to physical and social sciences. Upon completion of the program, participants receive 35 or 45 in-service hours and can also receive graduate credit upon successful completion of written project.

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

M-TH: 8:30 - 1:00/2:00

F: 8:30 - 4:00

S: 8:30 - 4:00


*Discounts included for Non-profit employees and alumni. Contact CDI for the offer code at cdi@sarahlawrence.edu.

**Scholarships and financial assistance can be obtained on a needs-basis. Please contact CDI directly for further inquiries.

***If you are interested in graduate credit, please contact CDI directly for more information.

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