Jane Colden is remembered as the first American woman botanist.
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.
These engaging worm tales bring the worms indoors when it rains.
These formative reads are sure to inspire your approach to garden-based education.
Focused searching is a great way to engage students in the garden early on in the school year.
For a unique sensory experience, take a whiff of a Red Cage Fungus.
Geotechnical engineering is a specialty area within the environmental sciences that deals with geology and soil. These professional experts analyze the substrate of a site to determine the viability for construction or development based on soil properties. I imagine similar skills are used to make the bagged “soils” we purchase at our favorite garden store…
Teaching students to read, write, and talk like gardeners is key to literacy learning in the garden classroom.
Enlisting students during extracurricular times of the school day is a viable way to build youth leaders and maintain a school garden at the same time.
Vermicomposting is a simple, yet rewarding way to teach about decomposition while enriching the school garden.
Soil. It’s everywhere, but few people take notice of this incredible resource right beneath our feet. When people do notice the soil, they often see it as something to avoid. “Don’t get dirty,” they warn young children. With these underground resources, you (and your children) can get all the dirt on soil. Children’s Picture Books…
The Power of Place was the theme of Watershed Week 2017.
Nurturing wonder sometimes means stepping into the learner role.
This past week offered a whirlwind of activity in the various community groups to which I belong, namely the UC Master Gardeners of Napa County School Garden Task Force and the Napa Chapter of the Farmers Guild. Here are a few highlights, along with a gentle nudge to get involved yourself. The School Garden Task Force was…