Students observe birds on campus near the garden in order to categorize behaviors.
Category: STEM Education
Core Principles Series: Cultivate a Sense of Place
Cultivating a sense of place is a key – and sometimes underestimated – component of a successful garden-based education program.
Core Principles Series: Immerse Yourself in Nature
Spend just 20 minutes a day immersed in nature to boost overall health.
Core Principles Series: Let the Garden Be the Teacher
A garden is a living system, which means lessons must be dynamic, flexible, and in tune with seasonal cycles and natural patterns.
Inspired by Two Mission-Driven Businesses
I’ve doubled down since the pandemic and centered my teaching on the science of stress, self-care as a radical act of resistance, and trauma-informed practices.
A Somber Summer Solstice
To celebrate organizations who are leading the way in the face of social inequity and racial injustice in outdoor education, this month’s post highlights curated resources for building resilience and confronting silence.
Extolling the Virtues of a Snail
If the snail is already not your favorite animal, Escargot would like you to reconsider.
Steps for Designing a Children’s Garden
Celebrate National Garden Month by engaging the youngest gardeners to design their own spaces to engage and explore.
Cooking Up Food Education
As a former classroom teacher, I can attest to the powerful pull food has for students.
Guest Post: Try “One Bite” Salsa Straight from the Garden
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.
Growing a Garden as a Metaphor for Hope
Fighting racial injustice must begin somewhere. For me, that somewhere is hope.
A Rave Review of “the School Garden Curriculum” by Kaci Rae Christopher
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.
Back to School Inspiration for Garden Educators
Grow your garden and your teaching practice with collaboration.
Sunflowers Are Fun Flowers!
Sunflowers beckon your attention when in bloom just in time for back-to-school.
Got Bugs? Collecting and Analyzing Data to Learn About Invertebrates
When students engage like real scientists, they draw more accurate conclusions about garden organisms.