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  • Tuesday

    Webinar: Making School More Like a Farmers' Market

    Oct 26, 04:30:00 PM - 06:00:00 PM (ET)
    The Next Generation of Place-based Educators: Making School More Like a Farmers' Market Presentation with David Sobel, Panel Discussion with Sarah Anderson and Ayana Verdi David Sobel has helped shape the development of place- and nature-based education with a long list of influential books including Place-based Education: Connecting Schools and Communities , Mapmaking with Children , and most recently The Sky Above and the Mud Below: Lessons from Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens . In this presentation, Sobel explores the current state of schooling as often analogous to the "sprawl of America" with generic textbooks providing the same unhealthy diet as the fast food places on the retail strip. The local community connection is often considered insignificant. However, there is great hope in the next generation of place-based educators. Place-based education is a response to the alienation of schools from the community. Teachers and school leaders can organize schools around the principles of the farmers' market, drawing on the resources and variety of the local community. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by Paul Bocko, Antioch University New England (AUNE) Education Department Faculty. Ayana Verdi, founder of Verdi Eco School, and Sarah Anderson, author of Bringing School to Life: Place-based Education Across the Curriculum will join in the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the AUNE Sobel Scholarship to benefit the next generation of place-based educators.

  • Monday

    Virtual Training: Integrating Garden STEM Into Your Classroom

    Nov 1, 04:00:00 PM - 06:30:00 PM (PT)
    Green Our Planet is hosting a virtual training starting November 1st! In this course, participants will learn how to use school gardens as a teaching tool with the Green Our Planet Outdoor STEM Garden curriculum! During the training, teachers will receive an overview of Green Our Planet's Outdoor Garden STEM Curriculum, learn tips for teaching in the garden, breakout into individual grade levels to dive deeper into the NGSS aligned lessons, and learn from experts on a variety of topics like gardening and cooking with your garden produce. The training will take place over 3 (2.5 hour) sessions: Session 1: Monday, November 1, 2021, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM PDT Session 2: Monday, November 8, 2021, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM PDT Session 3: Monday, November 15, 2021, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM PDT Cost: $40

  • Thursday

    Growing School Gardens Summit: Call for Session Presenters

    Nov 4, 11:55:00 PM - 11:55:00 PM (ET)
    Growing School Gardens Summit - April 22-25, 2022 - Denver, CO Call for Session Presenters - Due November 4th Mark your calendars for the 2022 Growing School Gardens Summit ! Now two years in the making, this national conference for school gardening professionals is designed to unite educators and leaders to share innovations and promising practices. Call for Session Presenters This first-ever school garden conference is seeking Workshop Session Proposals for interactive and highly engaging sessions emphasizing tried-and-true strategies relevant to school garden professionals. Learn more and apply by November 4th at https://schoolgardensummit. org/call-for-presenters

  • Wednesday

    Culinary Health Education in the Garden (offered at two times)

    Nov 10, 02:00:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM (CT)
    Workshop with Katy Bowen, MS, RDN, LD at the San Antonio Botanical Garden Learn how the Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) program helps children connect garden to plate by making fresh, flavorful recipes with ingredients straight from the garden. Participants will also learn creative strategies to impact children’s overall health and wellbeing using hands-on culinary health education in a garden or school setting. Workshop is offered twice on November 10th, 2:00 and 7:00 Central