Service in Schools Service-Learning Institute
K-12 teachers in all content areas are invited to apply for the Service in Schools Service-Learning Institute, an exciting opportunity to participate in three full-days of professional learning focused on implementing service-learning in their classrooms and building a culture of service in their schools. The Service-Learning Institute will be led by international service-learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye and will take place in Midtown West Manhattan on Tuesday, October 17, Tuesday, January 9, and Wednesday, April 18. Session topics include: the foundations of service-learning, developing a unit of study with service-learning integration, and creating a schoolwide culture of service, with a focus on connecting service to classroom curriculum and leading students through action that helps the community. Teachers selected to participate are required to attend all three days of the Institute. Click here for more information and click here to apply. For questions, email ServiceinSchools@schools.nyc.gov. Applications are due by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
ESC is hosting CTLE approved professional development for classroom teachers of grades K, 3 and 5. Applications will be released on October 17, 2017. Any teacher in grades K, 3 and 5 interested in applying should email ESC@schools.nyc.gov to be added to our distribution list.
Single Class Field Trip Registration
The Environmental Study Center is now accepting trip registrations for field trips through December 22, 2017. Our programming is open for teachers and their students in grades K through 12th grade. Please click here to register for a class. We cannot wait to see you!
Multi-class Hydroponic, Aquaculture, and Aquaponics Registration
Elementary Hydroponics (Grades 4-5):
In small groups, students will set up, maintain, monitor, and harvest leafy greens and herbs in their own mini hydroponic system. Students will learn about water chemistry, plant nutrients, healthy eating, data collection, and photosynthesis in action.
Hydroponics (Grade 6-8):
ESC offers partnership opportunities for middle schools in our state-of-the-art Hydroponics, Aquaculture, and Aquaponics Learning Lab. In small groups, learners will propagate seeds, continually monitor water chemistry, collect data on plant growth, and finally harvest and enjoy their bounty. Not only will learners be fully immersed in the scientific aspect of hydroponics, they will have the opportunity to connect hydroponics to the real-world. As part of this program, students will develop a research question, and set-up their system to complete their investigation. This six-week partnership program is recommended for highly motivated middle school classes.
Hydroponics, Aquaculture, and Aquaponics (Grades 9-12):
ESC offers two different partnership opportunities for high schools in our state-of-the-art Hydroponics, Aquaculture, and Aquaponics Learning Lab. Hydroponic technology allows plants to grow in a nutrient rich solution without soil, while aquaponics integrates hydroponics with aquaculture to raise tilapia alongside leafy greens in a symbiotic environment. Learners will set up and maintain a variety of hydroponic and aquaponics systems. Learners will propagate seeds, continually monitor water chemistry, collect data on plant and fish growth, and harvest and enjoy their bounty. Not only will learners be fully immersed in the scientific aspect of aquaculture, they will have the opportunity to connect hydroponics to real-world business and marketing. This six-week partnership program is recommended for research classes, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, and Living Environment Regents classes.
Any teacher interested in applying for a multi-class partnership with ESC should click here.
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