Past Events

Sustainability Week NYC Opening Day - Movie Screening

When: Monday, May 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: NYU, 5 Washington Place, 1st Floor, Room 101 | New York, NY 

The opening event of “Sustainability Week NYC” will present personal accounts from international professionals on how they learned to listen to the Voice of Mother Earth. From Mimicking nature to harmony with our planet ... or how to bond with Nature’s Intelligence!

Introduction by Dr. Mary Leou on the importance of environmental education, followed by a movie screening on Biomimicry and a discussion with Chris Garvin on Biophilia. Unveiling of the Institute for a Sustainable Planet’s “Eco Hero” art initiative with works from Canadian, Kenyan, American and Belgian children and silent auction benefitting environmental education in Colombia. Patricia Ortega will receive the New York 2016 Sustainable Steward Award in the arts category. 

Get your tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-event-sustainability-week-nyc-tickets-25301389136?aff=es2

For more information on Sustainability Week or interview requests - email  Pamela Peeters at ask@pamelapeeters.com or call at 917 / 696.62.64.

 

Worldwide Voyage PD for Educators

When: Saturday, April 2nd 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Where: NYU Steinhardt, Department of Teaching and Learning, East Building, 239 Greene Street, 4th Floor | New York, NY 

Hōkūleʻa is a Polynesian voyaging canoe that is more than halfway on her worldwide voyage, using Polynesian wayfinding – navigating only by stars and other natural elements, with the guiding value Mālama Honua (in English, care for Island Earth). Her mission is to help build a global movement for a sustainable future by learning and sharing the “stories of hope” of communities worldwide. Hōkūleʻa will be here in NY in early June!

This PD session will build on what has been previously presented and, as always, seeks to involve anyone in any educational setting, whether in school classrooms, after-school programs of any kind, scouting and other similar activities, whether on a continuous or periodic basis. The lessons learned from the worldwide voyage and the values that the crew members practice are valuable to all of us. The subject matter covers math and science, cultures, history, and the lessons from our ancestors – all unique to a multi-year expedition that is like no other ever!

For those of you for whom this may be the first experience, attend and you will catch up – no worries!

 

It would be helpful to us if you would RSVP here.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdSleuth Teacher Workshop

When: Saturday, March 5th 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Where: NYU Steinhardt, Department of Teaching and Learning, East Building, 239 Greene Street, 3rd Floor | New York, NY 

Gardening with Habitat Connections: NYC

Join us for this one-day BirdSleuth teacher workshop hosted by The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU Steinhardt. Ideal for 3th-8th grade classroom teachers, this fun, hands-on training will help you build your skills both in and out of the classroom. Learn about citizen science, outdoor teaching, bird migration and reproduction, and gardening for birds. You’ll also develop the ideas, skills, and confidence to use citizen science and birds as teaching tools in your own school garden! Educators who complete the workshop receive a copy of the Habitat Connections curriculum kit and sample of Alaska Fertilizer thanks to our sponsors. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be provided.

For an application to register, check out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GS55NS5.
Applications are due by February 20, 2016


2015 Biodiversity Conference - Speaker Series at NYU

















Biodiversity Conference - Speaker Series @ NYU

October 23rd 9:00-5:00 pm

5 Washington Place

As part of the 2015 Biodiversity Conference, which is happening in conjunction with the 2015 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, the Wallerstein Collaborative is co-sponsoring a speaker series with the WCFF on October 23rd. This event is free for NYU students, faculty and staff and $10 per session for the general public.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, October 23
New York University (NYU)
5 Washington Place
Between Broadway and Mercer Streets
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

9:00 am – Registration

9:30-10:15 – Elam Stoltzfus,
Emmy Award Winning film producer/cinematographer
Nic Stoltzfus, Photographer/writer
Blountstown, FL
http://liveoakproductiongroup.com/
Presentation: Journeys across Florida’s Biodiversity
* Book signing with Elam after presentation
Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast

10:15-11:00 – Dr. Reina-Marie Loader
University of Vienna, Austria
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Presentation: Reflections of a Filmmaker: Rhino Conservation in South Africa

11:00-11:45 -- Mario Haberfeld

The Oncafari Jaguar Project, Founder São Paulo, Brazil

Presentation: Ecotourism in the Brazilian Pantanal & habituating Jaguars for people to witness the fascinating behaviour of these magnificent animals.

1:00-1:45 – Rick Rosenthal
Four-Time Emmy Award Wining Wildlife Cameraman & Marine Biologist
Wild Logic, LLC
Santa Barbara, CA
http://rickrosenthal.net/index.htm
Presentation: “Bio Hot Spots in the Open Ocean”
Recent explorations while diving and filming have revealed more diversity in the pelagic environment than previously described. Near surface ‘hot spots’ have been recorded during both the day and night using the latest digital cameras, LED lights and shallow water dive gear. Aggregations of open ocean animals typically associate with flotsam and floating objects. Apex predators and their principle prey are strongly influenced by prevailing currents, the underlying topography and the oxygen minimal layer. Vertical migrators that follow specific light levels typically appear close to the sea surface at night, and they also are found to aggregate within these same biological ‘hot spots’.

1:45-2:30 – Sumesh Lekhi
Producer, Writer and Director
Mumbai, India
http://www.braveagefilms.com/
Presentation: Asian Elephant Conservation and the Biodiversity of the North Eastern Jungles of India.

2:30-3:15 -- Majid Mohammad Doost

Wildlife Pictures Institute, I.R.I.B.
Tehran, Iran

Presentation: Biodiversity of Iran. Conservation programs of the Asiatic Cheetah and the Persian Leopard

 

3:15-4:00 – Samir Jung Thapa
Producer, Director & Producer Clikman Productions & World Wildlife Fund, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Presentation: Filming Snow Leopards in the Himalaya of Nepal

4:15-5:00 pm -- Boanna Owens

Conservation Biologist, The Jane Goodall Institute and Fernan-Van Gorilla Project

Presentation: Integration of Diversity into Chimpanzee Habitat in Uganda and Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

New York City Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo
Monday, October 19th 2015
The Kimmel Center, NYU
60 Washington Square South
Rosenthal Pavilion
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

 
The Environmental Education Expo is intended to showcase the environmental education resources for New York City teachers and educators, in hopes that more children will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural features of our city. About 40 environmental education organizations will come as exhibitors. The event is free for teachers, educators and students.

Worldwide Voyage Educator Institute Workshop

Saturday, May 16th

239 Greene St, 3rd Floor

NYU

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


RSVP here

*$20 fee is refundable on the day of the workshop


Forty years ago, a courageous group of Hawaiians dared to address the question of how ancient Polynesian seafarers connected all of Polynesia centuries before Columbus sailed into the America. Their response was to build the Hōkūle‘a, a canoe of ancient design, and master the art of wayfinding, melding their minds and bodies, the natural environment, and ancestral wisdom. After a 600-year period of local extinction, they recovered this knowledge for Hawaiʻi and for the world. They have since crossed deep ocean without the aid of modern instruments, committed to showing the world that old knowledge can be made new again, and that traditional ecological understanding holds the keys to solving some of Island Earthʻs greatest problems. 

The explorations continue as the Hōkūle‘a and a new generation of tradition-centered navigators venture on an epic journey to circumnavigate the planet and to inspire collective solutions to our urgent global challenges of sustainability. The canoe and crew are slated to arrive in New York City next year.

This May 16, 2015, the Worldwide Voyage Educator Institute will bring a team of facilitators to lead a professional development workshop for teachers in the New York City area. Join us for this special 1-day event that will expand the horizons of understanding in your learning environment. This professional development session will serve the first of a series of capacity-building opportunities to connect learners of all ages around the world to each other, to facilitate a community of sharing that will help schools and organizations to enact the values of the voyage and take action to help us shift towards a more positive and sustainable future. We will cover the basics of using Google tools and other resources to communicate and collaborate classroom-to-classroom, canoe-to-classroom and educator-to-educator to find ways to work together to grow our international network of youth and mentors involved in the effort to care for our Island Earth.

Earth Day World Premiere Film Screening and Discussion













Tuesday, April 21st

19 University Place, Room 102

NYU

7:00-9:00 pm

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF), along with NYU Steinhardt's Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, and the Environmental Conservation Education Program will host this special film screening and panel discussion

We Are Rhino (30 min) *New York Premiere                                                                                            

Boots on the Ground (30 min) *New York Premiere                                                                              

Quiet Giants (30 min) *World Premiere                                                                                                          

Join us to celebrate Earth Day with these three exceptional films about elephant and rhino conservation. Matt Bracken is an anti-poaching ranger in South Africa and an award winning documentary filmmaker working to save rhino from extinction. Christopher J. Gervais is an environmental scientist and Founder of the WCFF & Biodiversity Conference.

* Discussion then Q&A with Matt Bracken & Christopher J. Gervais 

Special guest: Natasha Barnard, Wildlife Photographer and Sports Illustrated Supermodel

RSVP here for tickets! More information here

On Climate Science and Coverage: What Three Decades Have Taught Us

On Climate Science and Coverage: What Three Decades Have Taught Us

Monday, March 30th

Pace University

Downtown Campus, Lecture Hall North

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Watch the recording of the event here

Michael Oppenheimer, a veteran climate scientist, and Andrew Revkin, a longtime climate journalist, take questions from each other and the audience, exploring their learning curves, frustrations and hopes as each confronts his fourth decade working on this epic issue. 

The event is sponsored by Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, The Dyson College Department of Environmental Studies and Science, and The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.

Please RSVP at paceacademy@pace.edu or 914-773-3091

Pace University Downtown Campus is located at 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

World Premier Screening of Escape to Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, February 24

19 University Place, Room 102

NYU

7:00-9:00 pm

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) along with the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU will host the world premier screening of Escape to Papua New Guinea. This is the fifth film in Escape to Nature an award-winning documentary series by Libor Spacek and Petra Dolezaloca. The series explores underwater life, nature, travel , native cultures and rituals, conservation programs and more. 

Swim with sharks, turtles and another underwater creatures off the waters of Papua New Guinea. Then a visit to active volcanoes in Rabaul and a journey on a canoe to discover the inaccessible areas of the Sepik River. The producers are the first Caucasians to visit these villages with magic rituals, witness a Crocodile initiation ceremony and Sing Sing.

Q&A with Libor Spacek and cash bar reception to follow.

The event is free and opern to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

 

New York City Outdoors! Environmental Education Expo
Wednesday, October 15th 2014
The Kimmel Center, NYU
60 Washington Square South
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 

The Expo is intended to showcase the environmental education resources for New York City teachers and educators, in hopes that more children will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural features of our city. About 40 environmental education organizations will come as exhibitors. The event is free for teachers, educators and students.

 

 

 

 

  

Workshop for Science Teachers and Informal Educators from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Afterschool Investigators:  Friday, September 19 from 9:00am-1:00pm at TASC, 1440 Broadway, 16th Floor | New York, NY 10018

Habitat Connections Teacher Workshop: Saturday, September 20 from 9:00am-3:30pm at NYU Steinhardt, Department of Teaching and Learning, East Building, 239 Greene Street, 3rd Floor | New York, NY 
 

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology seeks elementary and middle-school science teachers (4th-8th grade preferred), informal educators, and after-school educators to participate in free professional development workshops called Birdsleuth.
BirdSleuth builds positive attitudes, confidence, and science interest in students. Citizen science and inquiry experiences provide motivation and excitement to students of all ability levels, including those who don’t excel in more traditional forms of learning. We’re excited to announce two consecutive workshops being held in New York City this September, and we invite you to apply to attend either or both!
 
The workshops are being held in partnership with the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Studies, and The After-School Corporation. 
 
To apply, visit http://www.birdsleuth.org/event/new-york-birdsleuth-workshop/ 
 
Climate Change and Environmental Education: Framing Perspectives Workshop

Climate Change and Environmental Education: Framing Perspectives Workshop

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Purpose: To generate ideas that will be used to help the field of environmental education (EE) and EE practitioners better address the social and environmental changes posed by climate change through a one-day workshop.

Goals: The workshop has both professional development and related research goals. It is an opportunity for professionals engaged in EE youth and community development, resource management, and related fields to learn how researchers, practitioners, and leaders are thinking about climate change and EE, as well as to share their practices and learn from each other. The workshop is also part of an ongoing research project at the Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab to understand how environmental educators and related environmental professionals are adapting their programs to address climate related disturbances (e.g., hurricanes, flooding) and climate change more broadly.

Background: Environmental education is a field that has constantly evolved in response to social and environmental changes. For example, after the Dustbowl in the US, what had been largely a focus on nature study was expanded to encompass conservation education, which addressed issues related to soils, tree planting, and erosion; and in response to concerns about pollution in the early 1960s, EE adopted a problem solving approach. Today, the field of EE is faced with the social and environmental changes brought about by climate change and has developed climate change curricula. However, due to the magnitude of its impacts, climate change presents more fundamental questions about the role of a field that focuses first and foremost on changes in individual behaviors. 

Facilitators: Judy Braus, Executive Director, NAAEE and Anne Umali Ferguson, National Coordinator, EECapacity

Presenters and Panelists:
     


Marianne Krasny
, Professor, Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab 

Bryce DuBois, PhD candidate, CUNY

Keya Chatterjee,Senior Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach, World Wildlife Fund

John Fraser, President, New Knowledge Organization

Caroline Lewis, Founder and Executive Director, The Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities Institute

Billy Spitzer, Vice President, Programs, Exhibits, and Planning, New England Aquarium

Registration is required – register nowSpace is limited, so first come, first served. Lunch is provided.

 New York City Outdoors! Environmental Education expo
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
The Kimmel Center, NYU
60 Washington Square South
Rosenthal Pavilion
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The Expo is intended to showcase the environmental education resources for New York City teachers and educators, in hopes that more children will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural features of our city. About 40 environmental education organizations will come as exhibitors. The event is free for teachers, educators and students

 

Fall Garden Day at Lentol Garden

Greenpoint YMCA and the Wallerstein Collaborative are hosting another Fall Garden Day at the Lentol Garden on November 17, 2013

The garden will be open and we will be composting, weeding, making birdfeeders, and enjoying light refreshments.

This will be the last opportunity this fall to enjoy the garden and the work the SYSTEM participants have done over the last several months. Please see the flyer for more details.

Flyer_-_ExxonMobil_SYSTEM_Fall_Garden_Day_11_17_13.pdf


Roots and Shoots Service Learning Program 2013-2014
 
The Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots has opened up recruitment for its 2013-2014 NY Service Learning program! Their program guides youth in an observation and mapping exercise to understand their community. From their findings, youth identify community needs and then take action with a service learning campaign. Please see their website for more details about the program.
Coney Island Bike Tour

This NYC H2O tour will trace the development of the Coney Peninsula, from its colonial origins as part of the Gravesend settlement. We will walk along the harbor shore to the peninsula's Western end at Norton Point, where the first amusements went up in 1845. Next we will trace the course of part of Coney Island creek. After passing through Brighton Beach we will arrive at the Eastern reaches of Manhattan Beach where, instead of sand, stately homes and co-ops abut the Atlantic Ocean. On the way, we'll explore the controversial legacy of Robert Moses. Saturday Sept 14

Info at www.newyorkcityh2o.org  

 New York Marine Education Association's 35th annual Conference

SEA Where Rivers Run: Hudson to the New York Bright 

Save the dates, Sept 20-22,  and join a workshop at the New York Marine Education Association's (NYSMEA) 35th annual conference at Black Rock Forest Consortium in Cornwall, NY. 

Explore our watershed, streams, and rivers, as they flow downstate. Learn about Hudson River fishes with Tom Lake, one of our keynote speakers; go on field trips with the NYS DEC staff and host educators at Black Rock Forest; explore freshwater systems via workshops, fieldtrips, auctions, networking, and lots of fun in new facilities with dorms,classrooms and labs, and also experience outdoor education!

See more details at: www.nysmea.org 

Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future

A Humane Education Conference
Presented by Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
Hosted by New York University’s Animal Studies Initiative and Environmental Studies Program

Bring the most pressing issues of our time to classrooms, boardrooms and communities — help educate for a better world!

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration & Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. 
New York University School of Law

40 Washington Square S., New York, NY


Register today!

Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future is a groundbreaking opportunity to discover your role in comprehensive humane education — and to lead global change. If you are a teacher, educational administrator, change-maker, policymaker, humane educator and/or concerned citizen, please join us Saturday, September 21, 2013 for an exciting and transformative day. 


You will gain new skills to communicate and teach others about the most important issues of our time, meet and network with people in your field, explore the purpose of education, and witness extraordinary examples of relevant education.
 
The conference features keynotes from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Arun Gandhi and Zoe Weil, hands-on humane education workshops and a UN International Day of Peace parade.

Registration for the conference includes:
Keynote presentations from Arun Gandhi, Dr. Jane Goodall and Zoe Weil
Applied humane education workshops
Resource sharing/networking session
International Day of Peace parade

Evening Celebratory Reception

After the conference has concluded, an evening celebratory reception will be hosted at NYU. 
Attendees can register for the reception as an additional item with registration for an additional $30.

The Roots & Shoots Celebration of Service
Co-Presented by the Jane Goodall Institute and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education

Join us at the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Celebration of Service, a fun and free environmental education event hosted by the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education and the Jane Goodall Institute. Families are welcome!

At the Celebration of Service, there will be opportunities for you to listen to an inspiring keynote speaker, participate in interactive workshops, and contribute to a collaborative service project! Register NOW!

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Time: 2 – 5 pm 
Location: Silver Center – 31 Washington Place, NYU

Keynote speaker Pippa Biddle, youth representative to the United Nations for the Jane Goodall Institute, is also a program advisor and ambassador for Clinica de Familia Summer Camp, a summer camp in the Dominican Republic for children with HIV+.

Educational workshops will be presented for participants of all ages, including parents and children. Each workshop will also provide a unique project for you to keep! Workshops include:

The Water All Around Uswith Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Seventy percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water. So why do we need to turn off the faucet when we brush our teeth? Why isn't water free? In this workshop, learn why water is our most precious resource. Discover ways you can become water wise by conserving water in your community. 

Birds, Bees, & Seedswith the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative 
Explore our exciting urban ecosystems! A short nature walk and journaling session through Washington Square Park gives you a chance to explore the wonders of urban nature firsthand. A selection of hands-on projects will help you to build a habitat in your own background, in order to support wildlife like bees, butterflies, and birds.

Energy for an EcoHousewith the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse

Learn where we get our power from and how to save the environment by using less of it through an interactive light exhibit and a make-your-own battery project using household items. Take home your new potato battery to watch it power a small device in your house!

Plants We Eat & the Environment Around Uswith the Queens Botanical Garden
Did you know that people eat the roots, stalks, and flowers of all sorts of different plants? Come learn about edible plants in this fun (and delicious!) workshop from the Queens Botanical Garden. Participants will also receive their very own bean planting and some gardening tips, so they can grow and eat their own plants at home!

Solar Car, with SolarOne

Learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy with Solar One and build your own mini solar powered race car.

 

Families are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!

Be advised that space is limited. Please RSVP by April 19, 2013, by filling out our registration form HERE.


The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund presents: The NYC Environmental Candidate School

From green buildings to underfunded infrastructure, New York City faces a wide range of sustainability challenges — and those challenges have only grown in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. All New Yorkers will be looking for candidates dedicated to our economy vibrant and our neighborhoods stronger and healthier. Are you a candidate? Campaign staffer? Consultant? Political junkie? Policy Wonk? Come and network with experts in the environmental policy field and leaders in city government at the NYC Environmental Candidate School:

Saturday, May 11
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center
238 Thompson Street 
New York, NY


To reserve your space for this free event.
https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/255/personal2.asp?formid=nylcvefmeet&c=8963671
For a detailed agenda.
http://www.nylcvef.org/2013candidateschool


Institute for Public Knowledge Public Forum: Infrastructure

When: Tuesday May 14, 2013 |7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at 20 Cooper Square on the 4th Floor
For information and RSVP:
http://ipk.nyu.edu/event-calendar/details/200-public-forum-infrastructure

 
This event is part of the Institute for Public Knowledge's Public Forum Series on Sandy, Climate Change and the Future of New York City, organized with the Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment.

This Public Forum will address Infrastructure. Changes in climate and an increase in extreme weather events demand that we reimagine our cities, and the infrastructure that makes them inhabitable, efficient, and desirable places to live. The vast majority of large cities are on coastal waterways that will be directly impacted by rising sea levels--what challenges and opportunities does this offer planners, architects, engineers, and communities? How can we rethink the way energy is distributed and used? What forms of transit are viable? And how should we organize our supply chains for food and other goods?

Mitchell Joachim PhD, Assoc. AIA, is a leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism. He is a founding Co-President of Terreform ONE in 2006. He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University. Mitchell is an Associate Professor at NYU and EGS (European Graduate School).

Dr. Constantine E. Kontokosta, PE is the Deputy Director of the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress. As a member of the leadership team, Dr. Kontokosta is working to define and implement the strategic priorities of the center, leading the creation of the educational program and defining CUSP research projects in the area of building efficiency. He is also the Founding Director of the NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, a research center focused on data-driven finance and policy innovations for sustainable property markets, and is an adjunct associate professor at the Wagner School of Public Service.

Rae Zimmerman is Professor of Planning and Public Administration at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and since 1998, Director of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS), a center, initially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for collaborative and interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach on infrastructure services. For 2011-2013 she is directing Wagner's Urban Planning Program for the fifth time.

Harvey Molotch is Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies at New York University where he conducts research on issues of city growth and urban security as well as on product design and development. He has also researched issues in news media, the sociology of art, neighborhood racial integration, and the sociology of the environment.

The aim of this series is to engage scholars across New York University to think broadly about Superstorm Sandy, climate change, and the future of our city. All events in the series are free and open to the public, and feature scholars from a variety of departments, including Environmental Studies; Urban Planning; Sociology; Photography; Media, Culture, and Communication; Interactive Telecommunications; and Metropolitan Studies. The series is building off the conversation started at an IPK public forum in December 2012.

The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action.

NYU’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment is a new University-wide effort to advance interdisciplinary and international research and teaching on cities and the urban environment.


 

Jersey City Sixth Annual Sustainable Cities Conference 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
9 am - 1:30 pm 
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ 07305

This year, we are emphasizing the importance of environmental education. If we are going to have a hope of living in clean cities and on a healthy planet, we must educate our children about the importance of environmental protection. Join us as we discuss and learn about the important role environmental education plays in making our cities sustainable.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Mary Leou - Director of the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education at NYU, and Director of the Environmental Conservation Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning.

Other Panelist Speakers:

  • Stavros Milionis from PLANETBOOK, Executive Director of KEAN
  • Amy Jolin, Program Director of City Green
  • Aldo Sanchez-Abreu, the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction from the Jersey City Board of Education

Register to attend the conference here.

NYSOEA Member Volunteer Day

Sunday, April 28, 2013   10am – 1pm
(rain or shine)
NPS Jamaica Bay: Floyd Bennett Field (southern Brooklyn)
 
Parks throughout New York City took a beating during Superstorm Sandy. Your regional chairs Sunny Corrao and Jessica Kratz invite you to assist National Parks in restoring and cleaning a section of Floyd Bennett Field so as to be ready for their summer season. Meet and work alongside other NYSOEA members from the Metro Region; invite friends who may be interested in becoming a member.

We will be Meeting at the Ryan Visitors Center at Floyd Bennett Field at 10am.
Bring your own work gloves (if possible). Tools and light refreshments provided.

Please RSVP to metro_region@nysoea.org by Thursday April 25th.

GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?

April 4, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life
238 Thompson St, 5th Fl, Grand Hall
Presented by NYU Wagner Food Policy Alliance and GMO Free NY

Polls show 90% of Americans want the right to know what’s in the food they buy. The biotech industry maintains GMOs pose no special risk and so labeling is unnecessary; The New York Times Editorial Board agrees. Labeling proponents counter that existing research studies on GMO safety are industry-conducted and inadequate; human health risks remain unknown. Labels will allow consumers to make informed decisions.

So, to label or not to label? Spurred on by moderator Frederick Kaufman’s provocative questions, our panel of experts will share their differing points of view on this hot-button topic, leaving the audience to decide in which camp they stand.

RSVP Here: http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=4509

MODERATOR 

Frederick Kaufman
Author, Journalist, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Frederick Kaufman, author of Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, has discussed food policy on NBC and MSNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, and the BBC World Service. A contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, Kaufman's work has also appeared in Scientific American, Nature, Popular Science, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, Gourmet, Saveur, Slate, and Wired. He is Professor of English and Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and has spoken at the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Public Library, Harvard Law School, and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

PANELISTS 

Dr. Walter S. De Jong
Cornell University, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Walter S. De Jong, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics and the Director of Graduate Studies, Field of Plant Breeding, at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His research focuses on the genetic improvement of potato, both by conventional and molecular genetic means. The highest priority of his breeding program is to develop agronomically-acceptable varieties that are resistant to the golden nematode, a soil-borne pathogen present in NY but no other state. He previously worked as a molecular geneticist at the Scottish Crop Research Institute in the UK. He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Molecular Genetics from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Dr. Carolyn Dimitri
NYU Steinhardt, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Carolyn Dimitri, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and an applied economist who studies food systems and food policy. She is recognized as the leading expert in the procurement and marketing of organic food, and has published extensively on the distribution, processing, retailing, and consumption of organic food. She is currently studying the state of urban agriculture in 15 cities around the country as well as conducting a spatial analysis of the food environment in Manhattan. Dimitri has received grants from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, National Research Initiative, and Risk Management Agency, and Northeast Center for Risk Management Education. For more than a decade, she worked as a research economist at the Economic Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture. She earned a PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Jean Halloran
Consumers Union, Food Policy Initiatives
Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives, has worked on food safety and sustainability issues at Consumers Union for the last 25 years. She frequently speaks at conferences and to the media, who tap her expertise on subjects ranging from mercury in tuna fish to pending food safety legislation. She also works with consumer organizations globally and helped develop international standards for safety assessment of genetically engineered food at the Codex Alimentarius Commission. She is currently responsible for developing policy and staff initiatives on strengthening FDA and USDA roles in food safety, biotechnology, mad cow disease prevention, seafood safety, and bacteria in meat, poultry, and produce. She presently serves on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, and previously on the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Ms. Halloran received her B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College.

Patty Lovera
Food & Water Watch
Patty Lovera is the Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, where she coordinates the Food Team. Food & Water Watch is a non-profit organization that advocates for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Ms. Lovera was the Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment Program at Public Citizen and a researcher at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. She earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Lehigh University and her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan.

Cities and Climate Change: What is our Future? A New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Earth Month Event

 Join us for an interactive panel on the future of cities in the age of climate change on April 2, 2013, at 6:30 pm, at the NYU-SCPS building at 7 East 12th Street, Fifth Floor.

Panelists:
Samara Swanston is an environmental lawyer and Legislative Counsel to the New York City
Council Committee on Environmental Protection for which she writes environmental legislation.
She teaches courses on environmental law at Pratt Institute and Hunter College.

Rae Zimmerman is Professor of Planning and Public Administration at NYU’s Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Director of Wagner’s Urban Planning Program,
and the Director of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS). She is the author, most
recently, of Transport, the Environment and Security (2012).

Cynthia Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space
Studies where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. She co-chaired the NYC Panel on
Climate Change and is co-editor of Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the
Urban Climate Change Research Network (2011).

Roger Platt, J.D. is Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Law for the U.S. Green Building
Council (LEED). He is responsible for overseeing the policy aspects of the increasingly global
adoption of green building and urban development practices, including those recognized by the
LEED green building certification program.

Moderator:

Lisa DiCaprio, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Sciences,
Paul McGhee Division, NYU-SCPS

A reception and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Please RSVP to scpsevents.rsvp@nyu.edu
Subject line to read: Cities and Climate Change Panel

For more information, please download the event flyer.

 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability: Transforming Curriculum in Higher Education

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 405

The workshop will feature a panel of NYU faculty who will provide an overview of their strategies, identify key sustainability literacy concepts and share their best practices about how we can meet the need for increased sustainability education in K-12 schools, colleges and universities. We will also provide faculty with an opportunity to engage in critical dialogue about sustainable urbanism and its relevance to their disciplines, and to brainstorm ways in which it could be more effectively integrated into their content areas.

 

Workshop Agenda

12:00 pm Networking Lunch (provided)

12:45 pm Welcome

1:00 pm Panel Discussion
Moderator: Lisa DiCaprio, Paul McGhee Division, NYU - School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Panelists:

Jennifer Berg, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human DevelopmentConstantine Kontokosta, Center for Urban Science and Progress Rae Zimmerman, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

1:45 pm Question-and-Answer Session

2:00 pm Roundtable Session
Moderator: Mary Leou, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

2:45 pm Share-Out

3:15 pm Workshop Evaluation

This workshop is supported by an NYU Green Grant, and will be facilitated by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies - Paul McGhee Division and the Wallerstein Collaborative.

 

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots presents the NYC Service-Learning Project Support Program Fast Track

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global environmental and humanitarian program, is working with motivated and passionate New York school educators to help implement high quality service-learning in their classrooms. Through this work, educators and their students are provided in-person, online and financial support as they develop and implement a service-learning campaign.

Register by March 1st to participate in the "fast track" program that new teachers can jump into in time for the Celebration of Service. For more information, please download the program flyer.

Please register here.

Life After Sandy: Adapting to the New Normal

A Panel Discussion
Dec. 13 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life
238 Thompson St. Rm 461

Governor Cuomo recently quipped that climate change had “led to a 100-year flood every two years.” Sandy and other climate-linked extreme weather events are prompting challenging conversations about how we will collectively cope in a world of increased risk and instability.

Cities, institutions and individuals must now contend with a “new normal,” even as we continue to seek to prevent the worst consequences of climate change in the future. New York University’s local response to the storm suggests lessons and opportunities for NYC as a whole, prompting questions about the role of institution-level leadership within cities and about the relationship between environmental education, applied research, urban infrastructure, and community resilience in times of crisis.

Panel presenters will share and discuss perspectives on NYU and NYC’s disaster response, adaptation and mitigation efforts in the context of sustainability. Panel presenters are:

  • Leah Cohen, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability
  • Jennifer Dunn, Architecture for Humanity
  • Jeremy Friedman, NYU Office of Sustainability
  • Constantine Kontokosta, NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and NYU CUSP
  • Carlos E. Restrepo, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Professor Howard Schiffman, NYU Environmental Conservation Education program, will moderate, and Mary Leou, NYU Wallerstein Collaborative of Urban Environmental Education, will provide closing remarks.

The discussion to follow will explore how we can strengthen these efforts, adapt and even thrive under the “new normal.”

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP HERE by December 10th.
For more info: sustainability@nyu.edu | 212-998-4073
View the official event poster here.

Carbon, Climate Change & Natural Disasters: What Should We Learn from Sandy?

Carbon, Climate Change & Natural Disasters: What Should We Learn From Sandy?
When: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: D'Agostino Hall, Faculty Club, 108 West 3rd Street
Panelists: Kizzy Charles-Guzman (NYU), Dale Jamieson (NYU), Eric Sanderson (Wildlife Conservation Society), Tyler Volk (NYU)
RSVP: http://goo.gl/htf9w


NYU Steinhardt STEME Week

 

   

Join us for the Sci-Ed Expo and STEME Education Weekend
May 3-5, 2012

Sharing Our Success
STEME Education Conference
May 4-5, 2012

3rd Annual Sci-Ed Innovators
Expo & Symposium


Thursday, May 3

A middle and high school student science fair and keynote event, gathering students and teachers from more than 50 New York City public schools, as well as researchers, policy makers, leading educational, governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations, providing an opportunity to share innovative teaching methods for underserved schools.

Armory on the Hudson
216 Fort Washington Avenue
(Corner of West 168th Street, Off Broadway)

  • 3:30 p.m. - Sci-Ed Innovators Expo
  • 6:00 p.m. - Keynote Address: Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D., Yale University

Register NOW
Admission is free.

13th Annual Sharing Our Success
STEME Education Conference


Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5

A two-day professional development conference organized in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education and Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots program featuring scientists presenting the latest developments in STEME fields, teachers sharing best practices in STEME classroom instruction, and students demonstrating STEME projects.

Friday, May 4
United Federation of Teachers Building
52 Broadway, 2nd Floor

  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Professional Development Workshops, Speakers, and Student Science Project Demonstrations

Saturday, May 5
NYU Washington Square Campus
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, 7th Floor

  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Conversation with a Scientist: Dr. Ofer Tchernichovski, Biology Department, City College, CUNY
    A discussion of his research into the genetics of bird songs and their relationship with human speech
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Celebration of Service Learning

Register NOW
Admission is free.

STEME Education Weekend 2012 celebrates New York City students and teachers engaged in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and environmental studies. This partnership program is proudly hosted by the Jhumki Basu Foundation and the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

This event was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

 

Sci-Ed Innovators Symposium and Expo

Thursday, May 3rd, from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Sponsored by New York University and the Jhumki Basu Foundation, this middle and high school student science fair and keynote event, gathering students and teachers from more than 50 New York City public schools, as well as researchers, policy makers, leading educational, governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations, provides an opportunity to share innovative teaching methods for underserved schools.

2:30 PM Doors Open for Science Expo Registration
3:30 PM Sci-Ed Innovators Expo
6:00 PM Symposium Keynote Event
Master of Ceremonies: Christopher Emdin, Ph.D., Columbia University
Guest Speaker: Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D., Yale University

Sharing Our Success

The 13th Annual Sharing Our Success Conference in Urban Science and Math Teaching, a two-day professional development conference organized in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education and Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots program featuring scientists presenting the latest developments in STEME fields, teachers sharing best practices in STEME classroom instruction, and students demonstrating science projects.

On Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, workshops and panels will present ways to move math and science instruction from the CCSS to successful practices, learn what local school communities are successfully doing to promote math and science excellence, and more.

Roots and Shoots Celebration of Service

On Saturday, May, Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots and The Wallerstein Collaborative team up for a Celebration of Service event including a keynote adress by Olivia Bouler, exhibition of student and teacher work, and workshops that focus on service learning. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

First Citizen-Science Presentation: Chris Bowser of NYSDEC

 The Wallerstein Collaborative for Ubran Environmental Education is proud to announce the first lecture in a series of Citizen Science presentations and workshops to be held this year:
 
Respect Your Elvers: Getting from Icky to Saving a Fish
A Presentation by Chris Bowser
Tuesday, November 29th
5:00PM-6:30PM
 
Description:
“Citizen Science” is a hot topic, and at its best can combine education and research to inspire participants and restore threatened species. The Hudson River Eel Project uses hundreds of students and volunteers from diverse communities to catch, count, and restore thousands of juvenile American eels to vital habitat each spring.  Students and teachers love doing relevant field research in their neighborhoods, and the data they collect strengthens coast-wide management of a possibly endangered species.
 
Chris Bowser is an Science Education Specialist for the NYSDEC Hudson River Research Reserve and Estuary Program with Cornell’s Water Resource Institute.

EEAC Annual Meeting: Urban Agriculture- Past, Present, and Future

EEAC ANNUAL MEETING!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 5-7PM

URBAN AGRICULTURE – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

The rise of the urban agriculture movement has brought unprecedented interest in city soil, green spaces, and the great outdoors. Following the EEAC annual meeting, panelists will present the past, present and future possibilities of the role of city farming as a strong-arm of Environmental Education in the urban context.

Co-Sponsored by The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education and the Environmental Conservation Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning.

 

Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots Northeast Regional Youth Summit

Get ready to join Roots & Shoots members and group leaders for the Northeast Regional Youth Summit on November 11 and 12, 2011. We are thrilled this year to be hosting the event at Battery Park City School (PS/IS 276) in Lower Manhattan!

At the Summit you and your students will take part in hands-on workshops and service projects, learn from our special guests and connect with young environmental and humanitarian leaders from across the Northeast.

We will also host a Roots & Shoots Project Fair for groups, like yours, to share their work, and we will recognize this year's most active Roots & Shoots groups from the Northeast. Log in and share your projects in the Roots & Shoots Online Project Database to be eligible.

NE-ASTE Conference 2011 in Black Rock Forest

The Northeast Region- Association for Science Teacher Education is holding its fall conference at the Black Rock Forest Consortium from Wednesday, October 26 through Friday, October 28 2011.

The conference is open to NY science teachers as well as graduate students in science/environmental education or a related field.

NYC Outdoors Environmental Education Expo


NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo

Wednesday October 5, 2011
NYU Kimmel Center
4:30pm - 7:00pm

Learn about in-class programs and field trips!
- composting
- growing oysters
- overnight field trips
- fishing and seining
- gardening
- using the city's parks as a classroom
- harvesting solar power
- citizen science

Free Refreshments! Peer Networking and Socializing!

For teachers, informal educators and students throughout NYC

Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots: NYC Service Learning Training

Roots & Shoots is about making positive change happen-for people, animals and the environment. Through service learning projects, meaningful youth-led campaigns and a powerful, interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.

Founded in Tanzania in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a small group of students, Roots & Shoots has grown to include hundreds of thousands of youth in the United States and
more than 100 other countries. Each year, groups complete thousands of projects that benefit the environment and improve the quality of life for people and animals. 

Join service learning experts from the Jane Goodall Institute to learn how you can
bring meaningful service experiences into your classroom. Trainings will take place on March 3, March 5, and April 7, 2011.

The New York University Department of Teaching and Learning Present: Saturday Science

Saturday, March 5, 2011, Room 714, Silver Center

(Washington Sq East at Waverly Place), 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Howard S. Schiffman, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D,
Visiting Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation Education, New York University

The Interface between Science and Politics

Dr. Schiffman will speak broadly about policy aspects, and to a cerain degree legal aspects, of marine science and conservation issues. He will include an introductory schema on conservation and management frameworks where science, law and policy are integrated. He will discuss the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), the Biodiversity Convention and UNFCCC/Kyoto to demonstrate
real world applications of the science-policy interface.

Sci-Ed Innovators Conference 2011

Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist
Dr. Jane Goodall
to Keynote Sci-Ed Innovators Conference 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Save the Date! - Admission is Free - Details to Follow

The annual event, sponsored by New York University and Jhumki Basu Foundation, brings together science teachers, researchers, students, policy makers, corporations and foundations to share innovative teaching methods for underserved schools.

Dr. Goodall's lecture will be accompanied by a multi-facted New York Area Schools Science Expo showcasing Sci-Ed Fellows' projects, many inspired by Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute's global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. She has worked extensively on behalf of conservation and animal welfare issues.

Dr. Goodall writes: "It is easy to be overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness as we look around the world. We are losing species at a terrible rate, the balance of nature is disturbed, and we are destroying our beautiful planet. But in spite of all this I do have hope. And my hope is based on four factors: the human brain, the indomitable human spirit, the resilience of nature, and the determination of young people."
Jane Goodall was a lifetime hero of NYU Professor Jhumki Basu, a dedicated teacher and science educator, who worked passionately to create paths through science for neglected and disadvantaged students.

The Nature Network 2010 Fall Book Talk

The Nature Network 2010 Fall Book Talk, in collaboration with The Center for Humans and Nature, CUNY Grad Center and NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, presents:

Back to the Future in the Caves of Kaua'i: A Scientist's Adventures in the Dark

featuring

David Burney
Director of Conservation
National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalaheo, Kaua'i

Date: Tuesday November 30th
Time: 6pm

For two decades, paleoecologist David Burney and his wife Lida Pigott Burney have led an excavation of Makauwahi Cave on the island of Kaua‘i, uncovering the amazingly varied wealth of plants and animals that have inhabited Hawai‘i throughout its history. Burney has focused his investigations on the dramatic ecological changes that began after the arrival of humans almost one thousand years ago and are reaching a crescendo today. In this talk he covers many of the topics elaborated in his popular book Back to the Future in the Caves of Kaua‘i, recently published by Yale University Press. What is it about human arrival in any place that is so inevitably troublesome for nature? What has happened on Kaua‘i in recent millennia and what might happen in the near future? What can the story of Kaua‘i tell us about the rest of the planet? Burney has built his life and career around the search for answers, and his account of his work is as fascinating as the questions themselves.

Professional Development Workshop - HRECOS

Date: November 2, 2010
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: NYU Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 5th Floor

Join us on November 2 as we demonstrate how to use real-time Hudson River data in the classroom.
The Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System [HRECOS] is a network of water quality and weather stations in place along the Hudson River Estuary from Schodack Island to New York Harbor. HRECOS stations transmit near real-time data to www.hrecos.org for river forecasting and assessment. The newest station, installed on the sloop Clearwater, transmits water quality data as it sails from the NY/NJ Harbor to Albany, NY.

For educators, the HRECOS network offers a hands-on river experience from the classroom. Join us as we demonstrate applications of real-time Hudson River data to middle school and high school curricula.

This workshop is limited to 12 participants and only open to middle and highschool educators. Laptop is required.

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River

Date: Thursday October 14, 2010
Location: Christopher Street Pier
Time: 9am - 3pm

This event is designed to celebrate the Hudson River Estuary and educate participants on the uniqueness of our estuary as part of the annual recognition of "National Estuaries Week". The event is coordinated by The Hudson River Estuary Program of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Hudson Basin River Watch.

The Wallerstein Collaborative will team up with several NYC public school teachers and students to collect data about the Hudson River which will include testing the pH, turbidity, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature of the river.

Data is then organized so that participants and educators can view results by sampling site, by sampling parameter, or by seeing how each site fits into the rest of the Hudson River.

TEEP Pre-conference Networking Session

Join TEEP (Teacher Environmental Education Preparation) at the North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) 39th Annual Conference
Date: September 29th, 2010 ~ October 2nd, 2010
Location: Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY

2010 NYC Outdoors: Environmental Education Expo

Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00 pm
Location: NYU's Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, NYC

Learn about field trips and in-class programs!

* Composting
* Observing live marine life or forest animals
* Overnight camping in a city park
* Hiking in forests
* Fishing and seining
* Growing oysters or trout
* Gardening with hydroponics
* Harvesting solar energy
* Using our parks as outdoor classrooms

Cool Demonstrations!

* Gardening oysters
* Fishing off the pier
* Observing reptiles, fish
* Testing the Hudson River water

Free Refreshments! Networking and Socializing!

 

Project Learning Tree Workshop for Educators

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: NYU Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 5th Floor, NY

Learn to teach children about the environment at a PLT workshop.

PLT is an international, award-winning environmental education program for children in grades Pre-k through 12. Through participation in PLT's engaging activities, students gain knowledge and develop critical thinking skills.

Participants in the workshop will learn how to use the activities and receive copies of PLT curriculum guides and other materials.

 

Project Learning Tree Workshop for Educators

Date: Friday, April 16, 2010
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: NYU, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 5th Floor, NY

Learn to teach children about the environment at a PLT workshop.

PLT is an international, award-winning environmental education program for children in grades PreK through 12. Through participation in PLT's engaging activities, students gain knowledge and develop critical thinking skills.

Participants in the workshop will learn how to use the activities and receive copies of PLT curriculum guides and other materials.

Brown Bag Lunch - Environmental Internships

Presenter: Central Park Conservancy
Date: April 2, 2010
Location: NYU Silver Center, Rm 412
Time: 11:30am

RSVP to Sarah at pfiefer.sarah@nyu.edu

Clean Water for Life!

Improving water quality, rights, and access worldwide.

Cosponsored by NYU Wagner's International Public Service Association (IPSA), Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA), Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA), NYU Law Students for Human Rights (LSHR), Steinharhardt Public Health Student Group (PHSG) and NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education

Date: Tuesday, March 23rd
Time: 6-8:30pm

There will be a film screening of Water First, produced by Amy Hart, in addition to a panel discussion exploring the perspective on water and development, networking, and a reception.

Please RSVP at nyuworldwaterday@gmail.com or go to RSVP link via IPSA: http://ipsaspringconference.weebly.com/march-23rd-event-on-clean-water.html

Brown Bag Lunch - Environmental Internships

Please join the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education for an information session on the opportunities New York City Audubon has to offer NYU students!

Presenter: New York City Audubon
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Science Lab, Rm 412, NYU Silver Center, 100 Washington Square

For more information on NYC Audubon:http://www.nycaudubon.org/home/

Brown Bag Lunch - Environmental Internships

Presenter: New York City Audubon

Date: Friday, March 5, 2010
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Pless Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room, 82 Washington Square East

Please join the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education for an information session on the opportunities New York City Audubon has to offer NYU students!

For more information on NYC Audubon:http://www.nycaudubon.org/home/

Sci-Ed Innovators Day

Join us for Jhumki Basu Science Education Day!

Sunday January 24, 2010
2 - 5 pm
NYU Skirball Center
566 Laguardia Place
Washington Square Park South
New York, NY 10012

Book Talk

Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History
Author: Judith S. Weis
Date: January 19, 2010
Location: NYU Kimmel Center, Rm 405
60 Washington Square South
Time: 5pm-6pm

Co-sponsored by NYU, Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, Nature Network and Metro Forest Council

Tall green grass. Subtle melodies of songbirds. Sharp whines of muskrats. Rustles of water running through the grasses. And at low tide, a pungent reminder of the treasures hidden beneath the surface. All are vital signs of the great salt marshes' natural resources. Now championed as critical habitats for plants, animals, and people because of the environmental service and protection they provide, these ecological wonders were once considered unproductive wastelands, home solely to mosquitoes and toxic waste, and mistreated for centuries by the human population. Exploring the fascinating biodiversity of these boggy wetlands, Salt Marshes offers readers a wealth of essential
information about a variety of plants, fish, and animals, the importance of these habitats, consequences of human neglect and thoughtless development, and insight into how these wetlands recover. Judith S. Weis and Carol A. Butler shed ample light on the human impact, including chapters on physical and biological alterations, pollution, and remediation and recovery programs. In addition to a national and global perspective, the authors place special emphasis on coastal wetlands in the Atlantic and Gulf regions, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area, calling attention to their historical and economic legacies.

Piecing It All Together: an interdisciplinary approach to discovering the Hudson River for teachers k -12

Presenter: Linda Richards
Date: October 20, 2009
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Location: NYU, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 5th Floor

Using a twenty-foot-long puzzle made out of actual Hudson River charts, participants in this multi-disciplinary workshop will walk away with a newfound view of a backyard resource. Education Consultant and Entertainer Linda Richards uses this workshop to educate about the features of the river and what our role is in the river's health.

Linda Richards was a public school classroom teacher for eight years, a strolling minstrel, a Hudson River performer, an in-service course teacher, Clearwater's Education Director, a guitar instructor, a high school drama club vocal coach and a puzzle maker. Linda is multi-talented and multi-directional. She has been called upon in her career to teach and perform in a vast array of venues and satisfies her audience through her wonderful vocal skills, her sense of humor and her
knowledge of the natural world.

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River!

Date: Thursday October 8, 2009
Location: Christopher Street Pier
Time: 9am - 3pm

This event is designed to celebrate the Hudson River Estuary and educate participants on the uniqueness of our estuary as part of the annual recognition of "National Estuaries Week". The event is coordinated by The Hudson River Estuary Program of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Hudson Basin River Watch.

Wallerstein Collaborative will team with several NYC public school teachers and students to collect data about the Hudson River which will include testing the pH, turbidity, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature of the river.

Data is then organized so that participants and educators can view results by sampling site, by sampling parameter, or by seeing how each site fits into the rest of the Hudson River.

NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo

Date: Tuesday September 29, 2009
Location: Pier 66 Maritime (the Barge at the Frying Pan), Hudson River Park at 26th Street
Time: 4pm - 6:30pm

Climate Change Now and the Evacuation of a Pacific Island

The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, NYU International House, Office for International Students and Scholars, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and Center for Multicultural Education & Programs at New York University present Climate Change Now and the Evacuation of a Pacific Island.

The Carteret Islanders are some of the world's first climate refugees. They are a community living on a remote island chain 50 miles off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Led by Ursula Rakova, the islanders are among the first to organize a community-wide evacuation as a result of climate change.

A ten-minute excerpt of "Sun Come Up" will be screened followed by a rare opportunity to speak with Ursula Rakova. For more information about the film, visit www.suncomeup.com.
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time: 8:30-10pm
Where: NYU Palladium Hall, 40 East 14th Street, Multi-Purpose Room, 3rd floor

Summer Professioal Development Programs

Join Wallerstein Collaborative for 3 days of professional development! Open to all NYC teachers and environmental educators.

Tuesday, July 14
Water Quality Testing Basics
Learn how to test the waters of our local estuary for dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity
and turbidity, and understand how these parameters affect the health of our waters.
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The River Project, Pier 40 in Hudson River Park

Wednesday, July 15
Sail Aboard the Historic Pioneer Ship
Celebrate the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's journey along the Hudson River
by sailing the very same waters. We will also visit the Wet Lab to investigate the
animals and plants of the estuary.
10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
South Street Seaport, 12 Fulton Street
Pioneer departs from Pier 16 behind the Peking.

Thursday, July 16
Streams of Midtown
Join Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project for a walking tour of Midtown
Manhattan to understand what our city looked like when Henry Hudson first arrived.
6 pm
Meeting location to be announced.
FULLY BOOKED

All events are free. Join us for one event or register for all three! RSVP to cac488@nyu.edu. Space is limited! Include your name, phone, affiliation, and event(s) attending. A confirmation will be forthcoming.

Teaching About Climate Change

A professional development workshop for teachers K-12

Keynote Speaker: Tyler Volk, Author of CO2 Rising: The World's Greatest Environmental Challenge.

View Professor Volk's Youtube video "Does my exhaled CO2 go into a leaf I can hold?"  from his CO2 Rising Series.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2009
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: NYU's Silver Center for Arts and Science, 33 Washington Square Pl, Rm. 405

Click here for workshop agenda.

Wildflowers of New York City

Presenter: Marielle Anzelone
Date: May 1, 2009
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: NYU Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East, Rm 408

The talk will take you on a tour of New York City's floristic heritage. Discover the City's 5,000 green acres filled with majestic trees, wildflowers, grasses and ferns in the wild, unplanted thread in the Big Apple¹s ecological fabric. Native plants are an integral part of our ecosystems, having evolved relationships with local insects, fungi, birds, and other critters. Learn what makes a plant native and why local flora is important. Explore how life in the five boroughs means it¹s not easy being green - characteristics of urban forests and threats to indigenous flora. Find out what you can do, including how to go native in the garden.

Bio:
Mariellé Anzelone is a botanist and urban ecologist, who has worked to reserve and restore the floristic diversity of the five boroughs. These native plant communities inspire her ecological designs of residential, corporate and public landscapes. Her company, Drosera, also celebrates New York City¹s natural heritage and helps people reconnect with nature through various social ventures, including NYC Wildflower Week.

 Visit Marielle's website Drosera-x

The Green Innovator: The Perfect Tool for Sustainability Education

Free Professional Development Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers!
Presenter: Chris Kennedy
Date: March 10, 2009
Time: 9am - 1:30pm
Location: Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (2 East 91st Street)

Solar One and the Wallerstein Collaborative present a Free Professional Development session for NYC High School Teachers: The Green Innovator TM - The Perfect Tool for Sustainability Education. Hosted by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.

The Green Innovator TM is a new sustainability education program and curriculum aimed at high school students, that explores the process of innovation through sustainable design and manufacturing. With a planet facing a myriad of environmental challenges, The Green Innovator TM aims to help teachers facilitate a new dialogue with students about the integral role of design and green manufacturing processes in our transition toward a more sustainable future. This resource guide is filled with:

· Adaptable Lesson Plans (from an hour to as long as a semester)
· Hands-on Activities
· Video and Powerpoint Supplements
· Project and Research Ideas

Visit www.greeninnovator.org for more resources and information!

Urban Ecology Spring Seminar Series

On the Wings of a Bird: The mystery of bird migration

Presenter: Susan Elbin
Date: February 4, 2009
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: NYU, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South

Why do birds leave their nesting grounds to travel many thousands of miles. Why do they return? And how do they get to where they are going? Dr. Elbin explores the mystery of migration through the perspective of New York City birds.

Hudson River Ecology Workshop Series for Teachers

Climate Change in the Hudson Valley
Presenter: Lia Harris
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
Time: 4-6:30pm
Place: 33 Washington Place, 8th Floor, Room 820

What is happing to the temperature of the Hudson River, and how has that affected local fish species? Come to this workshop to explore the consequences of local warming, and learn what may happen in the future. Practical lesson plans and resources will be shared.

Invasive Species and their Impact on the Hudson River
Presenter: Lia Harris
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008
Time: 4-6:30pm
Place: 34 Stuyvesant St, 5th Floor

Learn about the most destructive invasive species in the Hudson River and ways to replicate their effects in the classroom. Pratical lesson plans and data will be shared with teachers.

 New York City Outdoors: An Environmental Education Expo

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Where: Pier 66 Maritime (the Barge at the Frying Pan), Hudson River Park at 26th Street
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Cost: Free!

Cool Demonstrations!
- Gardening oysters
- Fishing off the pier
- Live raptors, birds, reptiles
- Testing the Hudson River water

FREE refreshments!
Savor the fantastic view of the Hudson River, too.

Networking and socializing!
Find like-minded peers and share stories and ideas.

This program is a joint venture of The River Project, New York City Soil & Water Conservation District, The NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, and Hudson Basin River Watch.

For more information, call 212.431.9676 x391 or email jaime@nycswcd.net

Urban Ecology Summer Series

Join the Wallerstein Collaborative for three events in July to learn about ecology in New York City! Attend one or all three of the following:

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Eco Tour with NYC Audubon

Thursday, July 10, 2008
Snapshot Day Training with NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tour of NY Sunworks Science Barge

Click here for more information.

Exploring Native Flora in New York City's Urban Landscape

Title: Wildflowers of New York City
Speaker: Marielle Anzelone, landscape designer and founder of NYC Wildflower Week
Date: May 2, 2008
Where: NYU Kimmel Center, Room #406 (corner of West 4th Street and LaGuardia)
Time: 4:30 - 6:30

The Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education is involved in several "green" initiatives this spring to educate the public about the importance of native plants in New York City. To kick off the inaugural NYC Wildflower Week, the Collaborative will host a lecture featuring Marielle Anzelone, the event's founder and chair.

Her talk will take you on a tour of New York City's floristic heritage. Discover the City's 25,000 green acres-filled with majestic trees, wildflowers, grasses and ferns- the wild, unplanted thread in the Big Apple's ecological fabric. Native plants are an integral part of our ecosystems, having evolved relationships with local insects, fungi, birds, and other critters. Learn what makes a plant native and why local flora is important. Explore how life in the five boroughs means it's not easy being green - characteristics of urban forests and threats to indigenous flora. We'll also discuss what you can do, including how to go native in the garden.

Learn more: www.drosera-x.com and www.nycwildflowerweek.org.

Space is limited. To RSVP for this event please email kathleen.oliver@nyu.edu or call 212-992-9362.

Sharing Our Success in Urban Science and Math Teaching

Date: May 2, 2008 - May 3, 2008
Where: New York University Silver Center, 8th Floor
Time: Friday Sessions run 8:30am - 4 pm, Saturday Sessions run 8:30am - 2 pm

The SOS Conference provides a forum for Math and Science Teachers in urban K-12th grade schools, selected k-12th Grade math and science students, school district personnel, and university math and science faculty to meet to share their successful strategies for increasing interest and participation in math and science.

The Conference includes two days of workshops, presentations and special invited lectures that address current issues in science and math teaching and learning.

To learn more about the SOS Conference visit the website at: http://web.mac.com/robertw1043/Sharing_Our_Success/NYU_SOS_2008.html

Teacher Environmental Education Preparation (TEEP) Symposium VI

Building Capacity: Meeting the Environmental Education Challenge in Teacher Preparation

Date: February 29 - March 1, 2008
Where: SUNY Brockport, Rochester New York
Time: 9am-4pm on Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday

Teacher Environmental Education Preparation (TEEP) is a network of university faculty and environmental professionals working together to bring about increased opportunities for environmental education in pre-service teacher education in New York State.

Focus the Nation

Date: January 31st, 2008
Where: NYU's Kimmel Center
Time: All Day

Focus the Nation is a national teach-in engaging millions of students and citizens with political leaders and decision makers about Global Warming Solutions.

NYU will be participating in this educational initiative by turning its attention to this single issue by focusing all conversation on global warming and the decisions that we agree to make today that will have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of our children in the future.

Environmental literacy in the schools: How does human intervention affect the health of ecosystems?

Presenter: Janice Koch, Ph.D., Professor, Hofstra University
When: January 16th, 4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Silver Building, 33 Washington Place (Room 820) NY, NY
Cost: Free!
Directions: Please use the Washington Place entrance, so the guard can direct you to the elevators.

This presentation and workshop will explore the development of teaching units that examine how abiotic factors affect the viability of ecosystems. We will discuss the significance of using real data to analyze the health of natural environments in your classroom. Please join us to examine the ways in which science classrooms can become environmentally conscious.

RSVP to reserve your spot! Respond to this email including your name and the names of any other teachers you are bringing for security purposes. Or call Christine at 212-998-5436.

An Inconvenient Truth: Climate change and our actions

Presenter: Shino Tanikawa, The Climate Project
Date: December 12, 2007
Location: NYU's Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 405
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Al Gore has made it his mission to inform the public about the effects of global warming. He developed a presentation, ‘An Inconvenient Truth' featuring the climate change science, reasons for inaction, and actions we need to take as environmental educators as well as responsible citizens. The information in the presentation is relevant to educators in all disciplines.

Now through The Climate Project, a not-for-profit organization founded by Al Gore, one thousand lecturers have been trained by Al Gore to deliver his message to audiences across America.

Shino Tanikawa, a New York City environmental advocate, is one of the lecturers. Since January 2007 she has made over 30 presentations in the metropolitan New York region, reaching more than 1,000 people ranging in age from 8 to 80 years old. She has added her own message to the slide show, tying local environmental issues, such as wetland protection, to climate change as well as educating people on simple actions to change the world.

Friday November 2, 2007

Get your binoculars out and your walking shoes on...

The NYC Urban Park Rangers and The Wallerstein Collaborative invite you to discover

Nature in the City
Friday November 2, 2007
10:00am to 12:30pm

Join graduates of NYU's Environmental Conservation Education Program, now Urban Park Rangers, as they lead you on a trip through Central Park. Learn about fall migration and discover the trees, ponds and wildlife in Manhattan.

Space is limited so reserve your place now!
RSVP to kgo214@nyu.edu or 212-992-9362

Meet at the corner of 79th Street and Central Park West, 10am sharp.

New York City Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo

September 25, 2007

Join The River Project, New York City Soil and Water Conservation District, the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education and Hudson Basin River Watch for New York City Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo.

The Expo showcases the environmental education resources for New York City teachers and educators, in hopes that more children will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural features of our city. Over thirty different organizations, such as the Bronx River Alliance, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Staten Island Botanical Garden, and NYC Department of Sanitation, will be exhibiting their in-class or field trip environmental education programs. In addition to exhibitors, the Expo will feature demonstrations, such as testing the Hudson River water, observing live raptors native to our city, and fishing on the Hudson River.

Educators will have the opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss how to incorporate New York City's nature into their instruction. This FREE event takes place Tuesday,

September 25, 2007, from 4:30-7:00 PM

At the Picnic House, Pier 40, Hudson River Park at Houston Street

For more information, please contact Tad Barnes at tad@riverproject.org or at 212.233.3030.

Hudson River Summer Teacher's Program June 28,2007

On June 28, 2007, join us for our three week intensive professional development course for NYC teachers! The course will run from Thursday, June 28 through Friday, July 20th. For more information and access to the application, click here.

Sail Aboard the Lettie G. Howard

Join us for a sail aboard the Lettie G Howard on June 8th from 3:30-5:30pm, where we will be conducting a water quaility monitoring workshop. We will be departing from 79th Street Boat Basin. The ship is limited to 32 passengers so please register early!
To register please call: (212) 998-5436 or email ebb233@nyu.edu

Sharing Our Success in Urban Science and Math Teaching: The Forms of Inquiry 

The 8th Annual Conference by NYU’s Department of Teaching and Learning focused on K-12 Urban Science and Math Education.

Date: May. 18-19, 2007
Location: NYU, Tisch Hall, 40 West 4th St. Between LaGuardia Place and Mercer St.
Time: All Day (for both days)

This is an outstanding professional development opportunity for those interested in hearing and sharing the latest research and best practices in the teaching of urban K-12 science and math students.

Three keynote addresses stimulate thought and conversation about best practices in addition to small sized workshops to discuss issues of importance and to network.

Tour NY Sun Works Science Barge 

Tour NY Sun Works Science Barge on May 15, 2007!

Location: Pier 84 New York, NY
For more information about NY Sun Works: http://www.nysunworks.org/

"Urban Conservation for the 21st Century: Co-Existing with Nature in the Urban Environment of New York City" 

Lecture by NYC Audubon Program Director Yigal Gelb on April 11, 2007.

Lecture by Dr. Charles McNeill of the United Nations 

"A Global Perspective on Sustainability: Building Communities and Cities while protecting the Global Environment"

Date: February 28, 2007

Dr. Charles McNeill is the Environment Programme Team Manager and Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction Advisor of the United Nations Development Programme. For information regarding Dr. McNeill's lecture please visit, www.millenniumassessment.org

Exploring a Little-Known Planet by EDWARD O. WILSON

Nature Network and its Co-Sponsor, the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education,Present
“Exploring a Little-Known Planet.”

Date: January 3, 2007

Entire video of lecture now available! Click HERE to watch

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