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Our Summer Nature Program on Long Island

On Tuesday, May 26, Usdan shared our very difficult decision to cancel in-person camp this summer. We made this decision because we knew we couldn’t provide the Usdan summer our students know and love. For the full announcement, please visit our Covid-19 updates page.

Hands-On Ecology & Gardening Classes For Kids

In our hands-on nature program, students study the art of planting, growing and cultivating food by caring for Usdan’s own fruit and vegetable gardens. Exploring the flora and fauna in Usdan’s idyllic woodland forest allows students to understand the delicate relationships at the heart of Long Island’s vibrant local ecosystem. In an innovative course on sustainable art, students are challenged to combine art, science and empathy to identify creative and sustainable solutions to pressing environmental problems. Students also care for the Nature Department's pet snakes, lizards, and tortoise.

 

2020 Majors

Nature, Ecology & Design; Sustainable Design.

2020 Minors

Nature, Ecology & Design; Garden to Table.

Classes

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Minor classes.
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Nature, Ecology & Design

Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Major and Minor classes.
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Sustainable Design

Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Major classes.
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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

Usdan green laurel icon

Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Garden To Table: Organic Gardening and Cooking

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

This dual program will engage students in the miracle of seed to harvest, enhance their understanding of different flavor profiles, and connect them to the creativity and enjoyment of those efforts through hands-on culinary instruction. In the garden, students get to plant, care for and harvest food from Usdan’s fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as eggs from Usdan’s chickens, with a gardening specialist. Students will utilize the bounty of our gardens with a cooking instructor to create a variety of dishes for all to enjoy. In the kitchen there will be an emphasis on knife skills and safety, cooking weights and measurement and both following and writing recipes. Please note that our kitchen is not kosher and if you have any dietary restrictions please contact us as soon as possible. Additional fee of $600 for 7-weeks, $350 for 4-weeks and $250 for 3-weeks. 

“This class is eye-opening. My favorite part was watching my plants grow.” -Aimee

“It's a nice experience learning how to garden.” - Marcus

“My favorite part was the chickens, that we got to grow our garden, make food, and make sustainable sculptures.”-Benjamin

“I liked cooking with ingredients from the garden and I really loved the chickens.” -Maddy

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Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

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Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

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Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

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Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

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Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Nature, Ecology & Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 6
MINOR - Grades 2 to 6
REC - N/A

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal habitat to study Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Through the lens of creativity and sustainability, students get their hands dirty as they gain an appreciation of the natural world. They learn about flora and fauna through projects like gardening, forest exploration and caring for the Nature Department's pets. 

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.” - Jayden

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

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Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

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Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

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Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

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Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

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Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Usdan green laurel icon

Sustainable Design

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

By popular demand- this is now a major class! Inspired and created in conjunction with artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Project, this course teaches students to use unconventional materials to create sustainable solutions and environmentally-focused art and design. Students will create things out of nothing, using materials such as sunlight, recycled and found objects. In the beginning of the summer, the class will decide together the projects they would like to work on. The results are unexpected and the process is fun! In past years, students worked as a team to make a wind powered air conditioner, a bike powered generator and a solar BBQ. This class is open to thinkers from all disciplines.

“I enjoyed the tasks that we had to complete using mostly things we found on our own.” -Luke

Department Faculty

Seasonal Faculty

Amanda Signorelli

Nature, Ecology and Design, Lead Teacher

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Andre Feliciano

Sustainable Art, Lead Teacher

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Cindy Mcglynn

Nature, Ecology, and Design, Lead Teacher

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Emily Llewellyn

Nature, Ecology, and Design, Assistant Teacher

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Steve Finkelstein

Nature, Ecology and Design, Lead Teacher

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Steven Estes

Nature, Ecology, and Design, Assistant Teacher

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Seasonal Faculty

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Steve Finkelstein

Seasonal Faculty

Nature, Ecology and Design, Lead Teacher

Nature & Sustainability

Steve Finklestein is a former park ranger, resident naturalist, environmental educator, and interpretive design consultant. For the past 30 years, he has taught at East Wilson School District. As a musician, Steve is a freelance percussionist who has performed internationally and recorded with acts that include Mariah Carey, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Dave Valentine, Selena, Randy Brecker, and others. Steve leads Usdan’s Nature, Ecology and Design class.

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Andre Feliciano

Seasonal Faculty

Sustainable Art, Lead Teacher

Nature & Sustainability

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Emily Llewellyn

Seasonal Faculty

Nature, Ecology, and Design, Assistant Teacher

Nature & Sustainability

Emily Llewellyn

Emily Llewellyn is currently a sophomore at SUNY-New Paltz, where she is studying theater performance and psychology. She is a keen choreographer, makeup artist, and singer, and also enjoys golf and nature. At Usdan, Emily teaches in the Nature, Ecology and Design program.

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Amanda Signorelli

Seasonal Faculty

Nature, Ecology and Design, Lead Teacher

Nature & Sustainability

Amanda Signorelli is an arts educator devoted to helping young people foster a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. She currently teaches middle school art in Nassau County. Amanda is inspired by the natural world and, as Nature, Ecology, and Design instructor, she uses Usdan’s campus to connect her students to the artistic beauty in nature.

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Cindy Mcglynn

Seasonal Faculty

Nature, Ecology, and Design, Lead Teacher

Nature & Sustainability

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Steven Estes

Seasonal Faculty

Nature, Ecology, and Design, Assistant Teacher

Nature & Sustainability