September 26, 2023
Rachel Arbor is the PK-8 Coordinator of Environmental Education for the Garrison Union Free School District in Garrison, NY. Her mission is to cultivate a generation of environmentally-literate global citizens by integrating nature and environmental concepts into the learning experiences of students of all ages and abilities. She builds interdisciplinary content in a way that challenges students to make connections – with themselves, with each other, and with nature, across content areas. A former outdoor educator and middle school science teacher, she trains teachers across New York State on how to re-shape their own curriculum through an environmental lens. Her educational and professional pursuits are focused on bridging the gap between Mainstream and Environmental Education, to support students and teachers alike in turning climate anxiety into climate action.