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Why a garden as a resource for teaching kids about nature?

by Marius Hardut last modified Mar 02, 2015 06:00 AM
We believe that outdoor classrooms are the epicenters of 21st-century learning, environmental sustainability, and innovation.

We bring nature directly into the hands of thousands of elementary students. Our students are as comfortable with microscopes as they are with shovels and compost.

Every day, our Corps members transform school gardens into lush, living laboratories where they teach engaging, hands-on lessons that encompass not only science but also sustainability, healthy living, gardening, and cooking. Our standards-based curriculum focuses primarily on science—because science comes alive outdoors!—but also covers English language arts and math. 

Corps members encourage schools to become healthy ecosystems, where students lead lunchroom composting efforts, teachers become energy-reduction experts, storm water is captured, energy usage is reduced, and walking and biking to school are embraced.

 

Read here about our Guide on how to build a garden

https://www.educationoutside.org/how-grow-school-garden

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