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Professional Learning

Learn with Wave Hill

Wave Hill provides a variety of hands-on, engaging professional learning opportunities, including day-long workshops and custom programs for schools and other groups. Participants learn innovative and effective ways to connect the natural world to classroom learning, explore multiple entry points for different learners and develop an understanding of current research behind pedagogical approaches and learning theories.

Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) are available for participants who successfully complete professional learning programs at Wave Hill.

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To inquire about custom programs and register for upcoming events, contact:

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Exploring our Environment with Art

What role can art play in understanding the natural world? Explore Wave Hill’s gardens and woodlands from an aesthetic perspective and discover how it can enhance your approach to environmental education. Discover how artistic materials and processes can readily support interdisciplinary connections in your curriculum. Gain strategies for how to cultivate creative thinking in your student's relationship with the natural world around us.

The program includes a keynote with Maya Ciarrocchi, who will discuss her art exhibition, Muscota, Mosholu, Tibbetts Brook about New York City waterways and their lost histories. Ciarrocchi uses historical narratives, as well as embodied and locative mapping to uncover buried pasts while investigating ecological issues due to urban development.

Fee: $40; includes admission, instruction, and materials. Lunch is provided. Please note: Advance registration is required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x237. Registration closes on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 11:59 pm (ET), or when registration is full.

Program participants will qualify for four CTLE credits.

Questions? Please email us at education@wavehill.org or call the telephone number and extension above.

Wave Hill House and Armor Hall are wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by an elevator.