This year we are celebrating our 12th year of environmental education and service to the community. The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education was established in 2000 in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. The goal of the Collaborative is to provide a year-round program which stimulates public school teachers in the metropolitan New York City region to incorporate environmental education in their classrooms. The Collaborative also provides increased environmental education opportunities for pre-service teachers through direct experience in the urban environment.
Under the direction of Dr. Mary J. Leou, the Collaborative introduces educators to resources, materials, and strategies required to successfully implement environmental education across all grade levels and curriculum areas. To achieve this goal, the Collaborative has developed partnerships with a wide range of formal and non-formal science institutions, environmental organizations, government agencies, and New York City schools which provide opportunities for field-based teaching and learning.
Services include: courses, internships, seminars, conferences, workshops, curriculum design and professional development for classroom teachers.
The Collaborative is affiliated with NYU's program for Environmental Conservation Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning
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