for Educators

Education programs at the Cary Institute strive to instill, in all our participants, Ecosystem Literacy - knowledge of the complexities and connections that exist in the environment around us.

Our Ecosystem Literacy Initiative focuses on understanding how people learn about ecosystems , enhancing the general understanding of students, policy makers, and the public about ecosystems, and training a new generation of ecologists capable of addressing and solving complex environmental problems.

Professional Development

Our professional development workshops allows teachers to deepen their knowledge of ecology and learn best practices for classroom implementation. 

Teaching Materials

K-12 curricula, activity guides, and other resources support hands-on, inquiry-based investigations of the ecosystems and organisms around us. Subjects include Hudson River ecology, urban ecosystems, the local water cycle and more. Created by our Education Department in collaboration with Cary scientists.

Field Trips & School Programs

Learn more about our school programs, visits by our educators to your classroom, and pre/post visit lessons.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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