|Hundreds of Elementary School Students from Queens and the Bronx Demonstrate How They are Fighting "Nature Deficiency Syndrome"|
Friday, June 9, 10 am – 1 pm
-- Students From The Bronx and Queens Will Share Videos, Artwork,
Presentation Boards, Posters & Brochures of Their “Into the Woods” Experiences --
The Fourth Annual “Into the Woods” Science and Art Symposium, where students will present the results of their participation in a year-long hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program—developed and administered in partnership with the Consolidated Edison Queens College GLOBE NY Metro Program—that challenged them to utilize nature as a learning environment. Children will have signed Board of Ed and Queens College parental releases.
The “Into the Woods” program trains New York City school teachers to see the outdoors as an extension of the classroom so that they can provide their students with in-the-field STEM experiences. Teachers work with “Into the Woods” staff to develop strategies for using guided class trips, service learning and research projects, and exploration in the natural and developed areas around their schools to meet mandated curriculum objectives.
To encourage students’ interest in pursuing further academic studies and STEM-related careers, Queens College students will be guiding the classes on tours of the Queens College campus.
Hundreds of elementary school students representing several schools in The Bronx and Queens and their “Into the Woods”-trained teachers.
Queens College, Science Building Main Lobby, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens
Campus map: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/about/directions/2d/Pages/default.aspx and their “Into the Woods”-trained teachers.
“Into the Woods” is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-sponsored four-year $1.2 million environmental literacy grant program developed by the Consolidated Edison Queens College GLOBE NY Metro Program in partnership with the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative, the Bronx River Alliance, Cei-pea Children First Network, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, New York Sea Grant, Elementary GLOBE, and the NYC Urban Park Rangers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1dxvrMT.