Engaging youth through hands-on learning is one of the most successful means of fostering an appreciation of the natural environment.
BOOK A CLASS NOW!
Classes are offered Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9AM-11AM.
Available “virtually” OR in-person at the RISE Center.
Teachers can use our calendar to register below!
RISE is currently offering the following classes both Virtually & In-Person at RISE:
Class#1: Starting a Garden
This class will focus on the basics of ecosystem biology and how to create a thriving small garden. The class will include all the supplies needed to create a mason jar garden. Students will be able to watch the growth of their sprouts in their classrooms. Book now!
Class#2: Birds of the Rockaways
This class will focus on the basic of local birds and what makes native shorebirds so important to our ecosystem. The class includes all supplies for students to build and decorate their own small bird house. Book now!
Class#3: The Water Cycle & Our Water Systems
This class will focus on the basics of the water and nutrient cycle. It will also highlight the specific challenges faced by the water systems in the Rockaways (both Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean). Book now!
Includes instruction and class supplies for each student
Costs are the same for virtual or in-person.
For virtual classes: Teachers will be required to arrange to have class supplies picked up in advance.
Living Classroom is FREE to all Rockaway Public Schools in Community District 31 thanks to The Bluestone Organization as well as Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers through the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs CASA, and the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.