Greentree Foundation and Seatuck Environmental Association are pleased to announce the 2019 Greentree Foundation Teachers’ Ecology Workshop. The Workshop (now in its 8th year) provides in-depth lectures, field-based programs and hands-on learning experiences designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of Long Island’s natural world. It also provides skills and techniques for incorporating nature into school curricula, using the outdoors as an extension of the classroom, and adapting nature study to the NYS Science Learning Standards.
The Workshop commences with a week-long session in July at Greentree in Manhasset, New York. The property’s 400 acres of mature woodlands, restored grasslands and glacial topography provide a remarkable natural classroom to immerse in the study of Long Island’s ecology. The program continues throughout the school year, with seven Saturday field trips and programs across Long Island to explore the region’s varied and unique natural features.
The Workshop is lead by Seatuck staff and professors from Adelphi University, Hofstra University and the College of Staten Island, as well as other local experts. Participants also hear from Workshop alumni about their experiences in taking the program’s lessons back to their schools. The connection to these and other teachers in the robust community of Workshop alumni facilitates and ongoing process of learning and collaboration.
Must be an active NYS certified teacher or administrator working in a school district on Long Island. Must attend all 12 days of the Workshop – five days in July plus seven field trips.
The Workshop is free of charge and space is limited. Application must be submitted no later than April 19, 2019.
The Workshop qualifies for a maximum of 70 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) through Adelphi University, a NYS CTLE-approved institution.
"Being a member of this program has transformed the way I think about science as an elementary school teacher. It has changed how I look at the land around us. It has been such an honor to be part of this program."
Islip School District
"This program has been an amazing experience. Everything I've learned has been brought back to my classroom and enhanced it. This program, with its combination of experts and field trips, is ideal for teachers with long experience in the classroom and also for new teachers."
Manhasset Public Schools