• Bringing the Indoors Outside

    Here are some useful resources for integrating your school's garden into a lesson plan.


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    Books

    Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning
    A step-by-step guide that helps you plan the garden, provides case studies, and suggests ideas for lessons

    The Growing Classroom: Garden-Based Science
    A collection of information that focuses heavily in nutrition

    GrowLab: A Complete Guide to Gardening In the Classroom
    National Gardening Association's National Science Foundation-funded program

    Project Food, Land, and People
    "Promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world"

    Project Learning Tree
    "Helps you learn how to think, not what to think, about the environment"

    Project WILD
    "A wildlife focused conservation education program"

    Schoolyard Mosaics
    Created by NGA to offer advice for educators on designing and intergrating your goals with the garden into lessons

    Teaching Kids to Love the Earth
    A collection of activities that encourages kids to experience, explore, and share the natural world with a sense of curiosity, discovery, and passion


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    Websites

    Edible Schoolyard- A highly developed school garden in Berkeley, CA
    http://www.edibleschoolyard.org

    Kids Gardening: Helping Young Minds Grow
    http://www.kidsgardening.org


    Life Lab Science Program's award winning curricula
    http://www.lifelab.org/index.php

    National Gardening Association
    http://www.garden.org


    Project Food, Land, and People- An immense database for educator resources
    http://www.foodlandpeople.org

    Project WILD- Wildlife focused conservation education program
    http://www.projectwild.org


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    Resources you can visit

    Penn State Arboretum

    Shaver's Creek Environmental Center


Last Modified on November 13, 2008