Aviva Magder-Pascaris (she/they), is an educator, curriculum designer, and gardener, and ceramicist who resides in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY), on the unceded homelands of the Munsee-Canarsie Lenape. Aviva consults on science and environmental curriculum projects for K-12 and adult learners. She has worked with several non-profits and educational institutions to design and deliver programs in ecology, environmental science, horticulture, and food and farming. Some organizations include Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Sprout Up, Red Hook Playgroup, Brooklyn Public Library, Poughkeepsie Farm Project, and currently, GrowNYC
Aviva sets out to inspire and empower learners to participate in their environments. She does this by inviting a critical place-based and project-focused design into her curricula and programs, borrowing from Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), critical pedagogy, and ecological feminism. Their Master's capstone focused on anti-colonial pedagogies and practices for early childhood environmental education, where they researched new and emergent pedagogies with their students in a community garden setting.
Aviva is a part-time ceramicist working to expand her practice at a small community studio in Brooklyn, NY.
K-12 Lesson Plan Construction
Asycronus & Online Learning
Partnership Coordination & Outreach
Data Collection & Reporting
Environmental & Science Educator
Formal & Informal Teaching
Outdoor & Classroom Learning
Professional Development Instruction