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Equipping educators with the tools they need to support garden-based learning. 

New Course Offering!

Sustaining School Gardens 

4 sessions/0.8 CEUs

Registration Closed 11/1/19
Please confirm you can attend all four dates.

Required Textbook Fee: $35.00 payable at first session. 

Enhance STE(A)M Education

School Gardens Are For the Birds: Bonding with Youth Birders

July 13, 2019

National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium

Madison, WI

In this session, I will share tried and true strategies for engaging young birders, including lessons, tips, tools, and resources.

Click here for a full session description.

Read more about youth birding here.  

Foster Environmental Literacy

Citizen Science as a Catalyst for Environmental Stewardship 

The students at Pueblo Vista Environmental Science/Dual Immersion Magnet School have been studying human impact on pollinators, incorporating these citizen science projects as a catalyst for environmental stewardship. Using the school garden as an outdoor classroom, bilingual K-5 teachers and students investigate bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and bats within the context of NGSS aligned units of study taught in Spanish.

Enhance STE(A)M Education

Dirt Girls to the Rescue! Gender Equity and Empowerment

July 12, 2019

National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium

Madison, WI

In this session, I will outline the conditions for establishing a culture of inclusion by comparing “typical” approaches in garden-based learning with an apprenticeship model.

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Read more about The Dirt Girls here.

Nurture Wellness

Common Core Cooking and Gardening for the Next Generation

In this presentation, I will demonstrate how cooking and gardening engage children in a purposeful activity that nurtures their bodies and expands their minds. Specifically, I will share best practices for developing standards-aligned lessons for eating as learning based on a multisensory, multimodal, and multicultural approach: Eat-Read-Talk-Write. This classroom-tested pedagogical cycle extends to the school garden with suggested planting, growing, and harvesting activities.

Enhance STE(A)M Education

Digging Into Soils

In this session, we will explore the nature of interdependence by considering how matter cycles and energy flows in a soil ecosystem to better understand the role of decomposition in a school garden compost pile.

See the full-day description or register here

Enhance STE(A)M Education

Garden-Based Learning for Science and Literacy

April 11, 2018

School Garden Network of Sonoma County

In this full-day course, participants will examine their background knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA). Through guided interactive lessons, participants will learn how to meet the standards using the school garden or outdoor classroom. (CEUs available.)

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