Free Webinar: Built Environment Education: Green Architecture, April 19, 10am-12pm EST

  • 19 April 2023
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : Center for Architecture
Free Webinar: Built Environment Education: Green Architecture, April 19
Event Description

Learn about the role buildings play in our climate crisis and how key sustainable design techniques such as renewable energy and designing with nature can instead make buildings a positive force in our environment. Test out simple design activities you can use with students in grades 3 and up to explore these ideas and build your own awareness of ways they can help make a better environment for the future. Participants will receive their Environmental Design checklist, a simplified version of the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system, to guide students to design their own green buildings using recycled materials.

Materials: Please have these materials on hand to use during this session:

- Several sheets of blank paper

- Pencil or pen

- One piece of cardstock

- Colored pencils/crayons or markers

- Scissors

- Glue or glue stick

- Hole punch and 1” paper fastener

- Strip of corrugated cardboard (~1” x 12”)

Presented by: 

The Center for Architecture's K-12 Education Department in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development.

Target Audience: 

DYCD-funded After-School Program Community Educators, Front-Line Staff, Education Specialists, Activity Specialists, Program Directors, Site Directors and Supervisors of K-8 programs.


This workshop is an interactive Zoom session where you will analyze architecture, participate in group discussions, test out activities and share back with the group. Please use a computer, laptop or tablet with camera. Dialing in by phone is not recommended.


Participants will walk away with new insights and knowledge about architecture and design; successful activities to use with students; activity write-ups, materials lists and online resources; and ideas for customizing activities to suit your site’s themes and audience.

Follow Up: 

Office Hours will be available for post-training consultations with CFA Educators to help you adapt these activities to your programming and site.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Center for Architecture
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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