If you are looking for a great sustainability-focused training on election day, here are two options:
School Gardening Workshop at New York Botanical Garden
8:30 am – noon; Cost: $20
Come learn about the benefits of having a garden on your school site. Join NYBG staff and other gardening organizations to learn about logistics, resources, and curriculum connections for creating, maintaining, and integrating gardens into your students’ learning. This half-day workshop is the perfect primer for helping you begin planning or even rekindling a garden on your school site.
For more information, contact Judith Hutton, at 718.817.8140 or email@example.com. To register, contact Registration at 718.817.8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4Es of Energy/Take Action at Home at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
9 am – 4 pm; Cost: free with lunch provided; for teachers of 4th to 8th grade
This interactive workshop promotes an understanding of energy’s relationship
with the environment, our economy, efficiency AND the all important “E” – education. You will use hands-on activities to explore energy forms and sources, global climate change and actions we can take to address the energy challenges we face. Participants will walk away with both the 4Es of Energy (4th-6th) and the Take Action at Home (4th-6th) curricula.
To register, visit www.getenergysmart.org/EnergyEducation or you can call 1-877-NY-SMART (Option 6).
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum has another energy workshop coming up, this one for teachers of 6th-12th grade. This workshop, Energy and Our Changing Earth, will focus on using data to teach about climate science. Also hosted by NYSERDA, it will be held on Friday, November 11th. Call 1-877-NY-SMART (Option 6) to register.