Engaging youth through hands-on learning is one of the most successful means of fostering an appreciation of the natural environment.
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.
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 Youth Program Manager Mesha Joseph at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to our sponsors: NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), and the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute.
Living Classroom is FREE to all Rockaway Public Schools in Community District 31 thanks to Councilman Donovan Richards through CASA and DYCD Greener NYC Initiative.