Project Green Reach (PGR) is virtual this spring with our Tropical Rainforest and Desert Plant Explorations curriculum. The PGR semester will include two synchronous professional development workshops for teachers, asynchronous virtual tours of BBG’s Steinhardt Conservatory and Education Greenhouse, an asynchronous hands-on plant science lesson with potting up, and a live session with PGR staff for teachers and students to interact with plants and nature. Each class will receive a kit of 4 plants, potting-up materials for each student, teacher guides, and student worksheets. Because of the materials involved in the program, PGR is only open to teachers who are able to distribute materials to their students.
Project Green Reach is open to Title I (public and nonpublic) K–8 schools in Brooklyn. At least two teachers and their classes must apply from each school, though both teachers do not have to teach the same grade level. Teachers from each class must complete their own application. Although PGR typically works with two classrooms per school, this semester we will consider more than two classes per school, e.g. all classes from the same grade level, on a case-by-case basis. While we cannot guarantee a spot for returners, teachers who have already participated in PGR are welcome to apply to the virtual spring program.
- Spring 2021 application new deadline: Friday, March 12
- Notification of teacher acceptance: By March 15
- Virtual Teacher Orientation: March 23 or March 24
- Kits mailed to schools or picked up at BBG: Weeks April 5 and April 12
- Synchronous sessions with PGR staff: April to early May
- Teacher Evaluation: May 10 or May 11