Welcome all Educators!
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park's strong partnerships with education professionals are critical to the success of its commitment to "Explore innovative approaches to place-based stewardship education." To strengthen this commitment, we have become part of the Park for Every Classroom program.
Through Park for Every Classroom, the park offers a full spectrum of opportunities for teachers to work with resource specialists, use the park as a "learning laboratory", and participate in professional development opportunities in place-based education and education for sustainability. The primary goal is to share the park's resources to create meaningful learning experiences for students, so they can:
· Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their community;
· Discover the connections between standards-based classroom learning and real-world application; and
· Become informed, skilled, and engaged citizens.
The park's primary means for developing and supporting long-term, educator partnerships is through the award-winning A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC) program. The park also offers access to curriculum materials created by FFEC and other teacher partners that provide ideas for lesson planning.
As part of the ongoing effort to meet teacher needs, the park is a member of the Place-based Education Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC), a regional effort to develop best practices in place-based education. PEEC research contributes to the enhancement of the member programs, and to the development of evaluation techniques for place-based education.
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