Turning Over a New Leaf

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.

Kinders Count…Bees!

To engage kindergarteners in local, place-based investigation of bees, we ground the investigation in a real-life phenomenon: What kind of bees are in our school garden?

Bedazzle with Bulbs!

Bulbs are easy to cultivate and fun to study in the school garden, even for the youngest learners.

When DIY Crafting Meets Engineering Design

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.