2020 GREENTREE FOUNDATION TEACHERS' ECOLOGY WORKSHOP July 6-10, 2020 for Elementary School Teachers July 13-17, 2020 for Secondary School Teachers Workshop Schedule is 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Lunch Provided)

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Greentree Foundation and Seatuck Environmental Association are pleased to announce the 2020 Greentree Foundation Teachers’ Ecology Workshop. The Workshop (now in its 9th 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.

PARTICIPANT CRITERIA

Must be an active NYS certified teacher or administrator working in a school district on Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn. Must attend all 12 days of the Workshop – five days in July plus seven field trips.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The Workshop is free of charge and space is limited. Application must be submitted no later than May 29th, 2020. Acceptances will be sent by email.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Workshop qualifies for a maximum of 70 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) through Adelphi University, a NYS CTLE-approved institution.

"My learning here has forever changed my classroom teaching practices for my students, empowering them to be activists and change agents."

Sarah Speechley
Baldwin School District

"Those who will learn and benefit from this experience transcends above and beyond the teachers who are lucky enough to experience it in the first place."

Antonia Ryan
Bethpage School District