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Professional Development

Professional Development
Open Houses

Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Chancellor's Day, Thursday, June 7, 2018

Registration required for all programs;
please call 718.549.3200 x237 to register.

Educator Open House

Our way of welcoming you to Wave Hill, free of charge! Learn ways to use the grounds of Wave Hill as an extension of classroom learning. Explore strategies for developing realistic and effective practices for teaching science and other curricular areas of environmental education.

Extend your day by registering for one of two afternoon workshops. Each offering incorporates multiple modalities, including field observation and object exploration, to engage and nurture critical thinking skills in all learners.

Afternoon Workshops for Election Day

Avian Adventures
, 1–3PM

Recommended for K through 5th grade teachers. This immersive learning journey into the life and world of birds includes exploration of bird biology, ecology and adaptation. Participants engage in an outdoor bird walk, object exploration and cross-curricular craft activity.

Coyotes, Cameras and Classrooms, 1–3PM

Recommended for 6th through 12th grade teachers. Learn techniques for outdoor and indoor science learning through exploration of our woodland and analysis of data from local wildlife cameras. This session draws on curriculum developed for Con Edison’s STEM Day Out program, in partnership with the Gotham Coyote Project.

Chancellor’s Day workshop will be announced in the winter of 2018. Email schoolvisits@wavehill.org to receive email updates.

For School Administrators

Wave Hill offers workshops and full-day learning opportunities. Administrators can select programs on interactive nature exploration (K–6), nature-based art for elementary science instruction (K–5), the interplay between humans and our environment (6–12) and ecology and restoration (K–12). Custom programs and trainings at your site are also available.