Celebrate National Garden Month by engaging the youngest gardeners to design their own spaces to engage and explore.
Jane Colden is remembered as the first American woman botanist.
For a time, I was ‘wintering‘ through the month-long stay-at-home order and rainy weather just fine. But when the sun came out again, I took advantage of the opportunity to socialize outside with a close friend. We visited the Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery for a self-guided tour of an impressive display of drought-tolerant plants….
Sensory experience–a hallmark of science, nutrition, and environmental education–is much harder to deliver via screen. However, a few months ago I was inspired me to turn over a new leaf.
As a former classroom teacher, I can attest to the powerful pull food has for students.
Despite the fact that I am not an expert gardener, I still find the importance and joy of sharing my experiences with food, the connection between garden-to-classroom and farm-to-table lessons.
Fighting racial injustice must begin somewhere. For me, that somewhere is hope.
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A modified version of a simple DIY “crafting” activity offers a solution to an environmental problem in a way that incorporates engineering design while also teaching sustainability.
In the School Garden Curriculum, Christopher offers a rare gem in the field of garden-based learning that clearly capitalizes on her numerous years of experience leading children in learning outdoors.
Grow your garden and your teaching practice with collaboration.
Sunflowers beckon your attention when in bloom just in time for back-to-school.
When students engage like real scientists, they draw more accurate conclusions about garden organisms.
These engaging worm tales bring the worms indoors when it rains.
These formative reads are sure to inspire your approach to garden-based education.