2017 LUNGS The Living Classroom (TLC)

TLC Summer Classes for Children 2017

This summer, LUNGS Environmental Education Project (LEEP) brings a free urban nature exploration for children to our neighborhood community gardens, The Living Classroom, TLC. The Living Classroom will turn the gardens into living laboratories and artist studios.

We will be combining hands-on investigation and inquiry-based learning with art making and movement. The classes will be taught by four registered teachers and run for eight weeks.

The Living Classrooms will taught in eight different community gardens between July 10 and August 29, 2017. Classes are free and open to all children ages 5 to 10.

LUNGS Environmental Education Project (LEEP) is a new program funded by a grant from City Council Member Rosie Mendez and the Citizens Committee of New York City.

The Living Classroom offers two different nature-based lessons, the Green Machine and Flower Power. Each program stretches over two afternoons: Monday & Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Over the course of two weeks, each program will be offered at each participating garden.The lessons are designed for elementary school children kindergarten through 5th grade.

The Green Machine investigates the relationships of the organisms that live in the garden. Flower Power studies the parts of a flower and the role of flowers in the life of the planet. Each lesson consists of two afternoons each week in each garden.

Enrollment is free of charge and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is offered free of charge.

While it is not required that your child attends all four classes, we encourage full participation. Each class is designed to be a stand alone lesson. But your child will derive maximum benefits from the TLC by attending each class.

This is not a drop off program, children must be accompanied by a caretaker. Adults will be requested to participate for the duration of the program.

Please take a look at the schedule below and pick dates and locations which are best for you. To reserve a spot for you and your child(ren) at the garden of your choice, book online now. [Link]

Check-List for Children and Adults 

Thank you for signing up for a nature program with The Living Classroom. All of our programs take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

Suggested items to bring on the day of the program:

Shoes and clothes that can get dirty or wet.

Water

Sun hat

Cancellation Policy

Please let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel so that we can give the spot to someone on our waiting list. If you need to cancel or update your reservation, please contact info@lungsnyc.org

Please note that no shows will automatically be barred from registering in the future.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Please email info@lungsnyc.org

If it rains, the program may be cancelled. You will be contacted by email by 11:30 am on the day of the program to inform you of the status of that day’s program. Note that there are no rain dates, but there may be open slots. Please check our Calendar.

Choose A Garden & Program Dates.

Registration 

This is the schedule in the gardens this summer. All dates fall on Mondays and Tuesdays in July and August. Classes run from 1:30 to 4pm.

July 10 & 11 El Jardin del Paraiso, 315 E.4th St between Aves C & D and Orchard Alley 344 E.4th St between Aves C & D

July 17 & 18 El Jardin del Paraiso, 315 E.4th St between Aves C & D and Orchard Alley, E.4th St between Aves C & D

July 24 & 25  Green Oasis, 376 E8 St, between Aves C & D and 6BC Botanical, 624 E.6 St, between Aves B & C

July 31 & August 1 Green Oasis, 376 E8 St, between Aves C & D and 6BC Botanical, 624 E.6 St, between Aves B & C

August 7 & 8 Campos Garden, 640 E.12 ST, between Aves B & C and 9th Street Community Garden, Avenue C & 9th St

August 14 & 15  Campos Garden, 640 E.12 ST, between Aves B & C and 9th Street Community Garden, Avenue C & 9th St

August 21 & 22  La Plaza Cultural, Avenue C & 9th St and Eastside Outside, 404 E.12 St, between1st Ave & Ave. A

August 28 & 29  La Plaza Cultural, Avenue C & 9th St and Eastside Outside, 404 E.12 St, between1st Ave & Ave. A

Each of the two programs will stretch over two afternoons. The programs are open to children and their adult caregivers as well as summer camp and school groups. Click here to register. [link]

 Program Locations

Check out the TLC Map on which the participating gardens have been marked