Thursday, September 10, 2009

Guide to Create School Gardens as Outdoor Classroom

A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms
by Center for Ecoliteracy

Available FREE
Getting Started is a 51-page guide designed and published by the Center for Ecoliteracy in collaboration with Life Lab Science Program, a national leader in garden-based education.

Among the topics covered are:

  • Nurturing a child's curiosity
  • Connecting the garden to the classroom
  • Selecting and preparing a garden site
  • Understanding nature's cycles
  • Identifying the responsibilities of the garden coordinator
  • Involving the community

The California Department of Education, in collaboration with the Center for Ecoliteracy, has distributed more than 25,000 print copies of Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms.

Download your copy of Getting Started now.

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