Professional Development

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School Yard Field Trips

Teachers, do you ever wonder about using your school grounds as an extension of the classroom? Do you want to try something new but need some support? We're here to help you:

  • Move outside the classroom and explore your school grounds through a new lens.
  • Harness your students' curiosity and encourage their wonder about the natural world.
  • Discover the powerful teaching tools just outside your classroom window.
  • Co-create lessons for the coming school year.

When teachers use nature as a tool for their classroom, their students engage more. They ask more questions, share more observations, and feel emotionally invested in learning. Plus, it strengthens their connection with the outdoors, building better stewards for the environment.

For more information or to request an application, email Molly Postlethwait at


Teacher Workshops

Throughout the year, the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center offers unique learning opportunities for teachers and adults, including teacher workshops. Check back soon for upcoming opportunities.

Last updated: April 25, 2024

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Brecksville, OH 44141


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