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. Two sessions of the Workshop are offered: one for elementary school teachers and one for middle & high school teachers.
The Workshop include 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 wildife,
- 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.
The Workshop is offered free of charge and space is very limited.
The application period for the 2017/18 session is now closed. The 2018/19 session will begin accepting applications in early 2018.
More information and application information available at the GFTEW website.