School Gardens

Why a school garden? School gardens provide hands-on learning in a wide variety of disciplines including science, math, language arts, and visual arts. Being involved in school gardens get children active, engaged, and teaches them important life skills such as responsibility. School gardens also positively influences students’ health and nutrition attitudes and actions. School gardens … Read more…

What is a “Sense of Place”?

A “sense of place” refers to a child’s connection with their community and natural environment.  A sense of place is developed with a place-based education approach that fosters those connections. Place-based education immerses children in their local community, landscapes, heritage, and experiences. It is using the local natural and human world to learn science, social … Read more…

Let’s Talk Turkey

Thanksgiving is coming up, and as everyone knows we often refer to this day of giving thanks as “Turkey Day.” This year before “Turkey Day,” gather your students and talk about turkeys! Ask children if they have ever seen a turkey. Where was it? What did it look like? Talk about what turkeys look like … Read more…

Oh Deer!

A habitat is the place or “neighborhood” where an animal lives.  A suitable neighborhood must have food, water, shelter, and space in order to survive there. While each kind of animal has specific requirements for suitable types or amounts of these four things, all animals need all of them to survive. A habitat can exist … Read more…

Aqua Charades

Every molecule of water that was present when the Earth’s oceans were formed millions of years ago is still present today.  That means the water you drink is the same water dinosaurs drank!  All living things need water: plants, animals and people. Water is important to us for many purposes such as drinking, bathing and … Read more…