Living Classroom

Engaging youth through hands-on learning is one of the most successful means of fostering an appreciation of the natural environment. 

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Due to the Covid-19  the Living Classroom workshops are on hiatus until Fall.

Working with scientists, naturalists, and environmental leaders, this program challenges students to think about their waterfront here in Rockaway as living, breathing eco-system that they can learn from. 

Living Classroom is a STEM educational program for grades Pre-K through 12, providing students with hands-on experiential learning. The program offers teachers the opportunity to bring their classes to the RISE Center for engaging workshops that enable students to explore challenging social and environmental issues and foster an appreciation for nature.

Class Overview:
  • Each class is 45 minutes in length.
  • Classes are conducted during the regular school day at our headquarters at the RISE Center, or along the shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula (weather permitting).
  • Program fees are specific to size of class and school district. Contact us for pricing. 

Workshops address a variety of topics specifically designed for Pre-K-12 classes with lessons focused on marine science, climate change, urban farming, healthy cooking, recycling, water safety, and more! Each monthly workshop involves hands-on activities to actively engage learners and meets the NYS Department of Education common core standards. 

To learn more about this program or to schedule a Living Classroom Workshop, please contact us at: