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Posts tagged ‘schoolyard’

Best Practices for School Gardens

Giving you the tools to overcome the challenges and be successful

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Put Up a Paradise

It is not as hard as it looks. Isn’t it time to depave schoolyards and begin collecting stormwater?

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Beyond Eco-Footprints: Using the STEM Process

Getting K-12 students involved in all stages of the greening process in their schools

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The Numbered Forest

Numbering trees in the schoolyard or in a nearby woodland opens the door to a variety of activities. From "Teaching Green: The Elementary Years"

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Math in the Schoolyard

A schoolyard is a convenient setting for many math activities and is especially suited to concept application and problem-solving. The objects and phenomena within a natural area can be estimated, counted, and measured, and the data collected can then be charted, tabled, averaged, graphed, and manipulated in many ways. From "Greening School Grounds."

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Investigating Water Pathways in Schoolyards

Based on a learning progression of student understandings, this hands-on activity provides high school students with a locally-relevant way to learn about the water cycle.

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Nature Mapping

Schoolyard nature mapping teaches basic mapping techniques and encourages close observation of plants and animals through the seasons.

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Imagine: Ecology and Teacher Education

Using a campus garden to teach pedagogical principles and ecology in middle school teacher education.

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School Food Gardens in Multicultural Inner-city Settings

A model for maintaining gardening programs year round through school-community partnerships.

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Tearing off the Labels: Service Learning Principles in Action

A school-campus enhancement project that exemplifies the principles of service-learning

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Glorious Weeds!

The author shares ideas and activities designed to help students appreciate the value of common plants that are often dismissed as mere "weeds."

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A Permaculture School Garden

Applying the principles of a design methology called permaculture to school gardens and other projects helps to reinforce the values of resourcefulness, stewardship and sustainability.

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Sustaining Outdoor Classrooms

How to keep outdoor classrooms from becoming a forgotten and abandoned bed of weeds

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