Our summer program exposes K-12 teachers to field-based studies using a variety of settings in and around the metropolitan area. Participants engage in research projects, field trips, stewardship activities, seminars, and workshops to increase their knowledge about local issues impacting the health of the Hudson River Estuary. Teachers learn how to incorporate environmental education into their classrooms. Graduate credit is available. Cooperating teacher's vouchers are also accepted.
Teachers find that the experience gives them the tools for "incorporating real-world meaningful experiences" into their curriculum. " I feel better prepared to help students, many of them struggling learners, understand, be inspired by, and find alternative resources for some of the academic work they will be tackling in the year ahead." Participant, Summer 05