Teacher Training Program

New York Sun Works is bringing together a dynamic team of scientists, technicians, urban farmers and environmental advocates for an engaging 36-hour workshop which focuses on a range of current topics in urban sustainability.

“The location was a unique experience, and the hands-on activities were my favorite part of the course” 3rd grade teacher

“The educator was very well prepared and organized, and the guest speakers very knowledgeable about their topics” K-5th grade science teacher

“The activities and materials will be very much useful in my classroom” 8th grade math teacher



Water, Energy, and Waste: Integrating Themes of Sustainability into Your Classroom

Apply through ASPDP Course number P01.196.IS17 HERE

The dates for the Spring 2017 course run one week 36 hours total =3PC starting March 4th through April 29th

There is a $125 mandatory NYC DOE ASPDP fee only. All materials will be provided by NY Sun Works.

This course was created to support teachers’ ability to provide an engaging STEM + sustainability education to their students. NY Sun Works has identified teacher support and training as a crucial component of the Greenhouse Project initiative.

The course has been approved by the NYC Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program [ASPDP] and will be offered again during the Summer of 2017. Participating teachers will receive 3 professional credits for the course, which can be applied to the NYS 175 hour professional development requirement.

Sessions will be conducted at the Sun Works Center at P.S. 333 or at PS84 in Williamsburg by NYSW science teacher Shakira Provasoli. The course syllabus received a score of 15 out of 16 points when evaluated for content by the ASPDP.

Participating teachers will be provided all associated materials, including small hydroponic kits and composting bins for classroom use. Guest speakers include representatives from NY Sun Works; Solar One; NYC H20 Educator; Lower East Side Ecology Center or Friends of the High Line- as well as Sustainability Education Advocates and Museum & Art Educators.

If you have any questions about this course please contact Manuela Zamora, Director of Educational Programming