A public garden & cultural center

Professional Learning

Professional Development Events

Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Chancellor's Day, Thursday, June 6, 2019

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

Event Fee: $65 per person;
20% discount for teachers in Title I Schools

Time: 10AM – 3PM 

Our team of seasoned educators will welcome you to Wave Hill, where you will be immersed in a day of activities and discussion on learning and teaching. Learn ways to use the grounds of Wave Hill, and other natural areas, as an extension of the classroom. Explore strategies for developing authentic and effective practices for teaching. Develop new skills and knowledge in content and pedagogy.

The day begins with light refreshments, an exploration of Wave Hill’s grounds, and activities and discussions on learning and teaching. In the afternoon participants choose from multiple workshops that take their learning deeper into a specific content area and/or pedagogical approach. Each offering incorporates multiple modalities, such as field observations and object explorations, to engage and nurture critical thinking skills in all learners.


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.