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  • Monday
    6
    June

    Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments Certificate

    Jun 6 - Aug 26, (ET)
    This program is led by the Natural Learning Initiative. Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments is a non-credit certificate program for professionals and volunteers. The goal of the program is to transfer knowledge about participatory design processes and tools to improve childcare outdoor learning environments with the objective of supporting healthy, active lifestyles, and learning through nature for young children. You will gain the skills and understanding required to create, manage, promote, organize, and administer high-quality outdoor learning environments for young children (i.e., the early childhood years, 0-7) and accompanying adults.

  • Thursday
    11
    August

    Grant Funding Webinar Series Part 2: Crafting Your Narrative for Grant Applications

    Aug 11, 04:00:00 PM - 05:00:00 PM (ET)
    Grant funding can be a great way to jumpstart a youth garden program, but receiving a grant isn’t always that easy. Join KidsGardening’s 3-part Grant Funding Series to learn the ins and outs of grantmaking. Webinar 2: Crafting Your Narrative for Grant Applications Do you wonder how to make your grant proposal stand out? Join Em Shipman, KidsGardening’s Executive Director and lead fundraiser, as she walks you through how to write a compelling case statement or narrative about your grant program. With this prepared, your youth garden program will be ready to wow funders and raise funds. Note: You do not need to attend each session, only register for the sessions that are of interest to you! The recordings of each session will be made available to those that register. Webinar 1: August 4 - Grant Basics for Youth Garden Programs Webinar 3: August 18 - Meet the Grantmakers Funding Youth Garden Programs

  • Thursday
    18
    August

    Grant Funding Webinar Series Part 3: Meet the Grantmakers Funding Youth Garden Programs

    Aug 18, 04:00:00 PM - 05:00:00 PM (ET)
    Grant funding can be a great way to jumpstart a youth garden program, but receiving a grant isn’t always that easy. Join KidsGardening’s 3-part Grant Funding Series to learn the ins and outs of grantmaking. Webinar 3: Meet the Grantmakers Funding Youth Garden Programs Searching for garden grants can be tiresome, especially when there are a million and one other things you could be doing with your time. Join this webinar to hear from KidsGardening, Whole Kids Foundation, Green Our Planet, Big Green and others—all national youth garden grantmakers—about their upcoming grant opportunities, and to hear their thoughts on what makes a strong grant proposal. Note: You do not need to attend each session, only register for the sessions that are of interest to you! The recordings of each session will be made available to those that register. Webinar 1: August 4 - Grant Basics for Youth Garden Programs Webinar 2: August 11 - Crafting Your Narrative for Grant Applications

  • Wednesday
    24
    August

    Community Chat: Fundraising for Youth Gardening

    Aug 24, 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM (ET)
    The fundraising Community Chat is back! What is a Community Chat? A dedicated space and time for informal peer-to-peer networking to talk through challenges (big or small!), share ideas, or connect with other members Each Chat will focus on a broad theme with educators and practitioners available to answer your questions Think of these as “office hours” - join for the entire session to listen and learn or hop on at your convenience anytime during the hour to ask a question Next Up: Fundraising for Youth Gardening Date: Wednesday, August 24th 3:00-4:00PM EST Finding the financial and material resources to plant and maintain a youth garden is one of the biggest obstacles educators and volunteers face. Join this Community Chat to ask your questions and share ideas about fundraising for your gardening program, including finding and applying for grants, fundraiser ideas, crowdfunding, local donations of supplies, and more. From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome! Bonus: KidsGardening is presenting a 3-part webinar series in August focused specifically on applying for grants. Feel free to bring any follow-up questions from these webinars to this Community Chat. Optional: For this Chat, come prepared to share a fundraiser (or other fundraising idea) that worked well for you, didn't work as well as you hoped, or just one that you've heard of that could be useful to others. Sign up below: (If you're interested but can't attend, feel free to sign up to let us know what questions you have or if you're interested in a recording of the Chat) 8/24/22 3PM EST https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvduugpz0tGtEJUDQsVrR6sHza20uyNCZO We'll have topic specialists available to answer questions but all attendees are encouraged to share their ideas!

  • Wednesday
    31
    August

    Guilford Goes Green: Gardening With Children

    Aug 31, 12:00:00 PM - 01:00:00 PM (ET)
    This class is hosted by the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County. Learn funs ways to get your youth involved in the garden. Grab your lunch and join us as we discuss gardening with children. This class will be virtual via Zoom and presented by our Consumer Horticulture department. This class is FREE, but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

  • Thursday
    15
    September

    Engineering in the Garden Workshop

    Sep 15 - 16, (PT)
    This workshop is hosted by Life Lab at Life Lab’s Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus. Come be inspired to facilitate engineering experiences for students in the garden! Participants will engage in a 3rd-5th grade unit designed for NGSS in which students design and build trellises for peas in the school garden. We will make observations, build prototypes and then full-size trellises to grow peas. By unpacking this unit we will learn how to facilitate engineering experiences that address real problems or needs in school gardens. Participants will leave with resources and a framework for designing your own engineering in the garden unit and the inspiration to get started!