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  • Friday
    2
    September

    Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: a free online course for educators

    Sep 2 - Dec 19, (CT)
    This course is presented by Rooted, Life Lab, and Wisconsin School Garden Network. Registration is now open for the fall session of Teaching in Nature 's Classroom! Cost: Free! Participants also have the option of registering for 2 graduate credits through the University of the Pacific. Dates: September 2- December 19. 2022 (15 weeks) This is a self-directed, 30-hour course so you can choose to work at a faster pace and finish the course earlier than December 19. Location: Online through Google Classroom Course Description: The course, developed as a companion to the book Teaching in Nature ’s Classroom: Principles of Garden-Based Education , is an opportunity for educators new to outdoor and garden-based learning, as well as educators who are experienced in the field, to consider best practices and reflect on their own teaching practice in outdoor learning environments, with a focus on school and community youth gardens. Upon completion of the 30-hour course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • Wednesday
    28
    September

    Virtual Meetup for Non-school Youth Garden Programs

    Sep 28, 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM (ET)
    Whether you're new to gardening or a seasoned educator, you don't have to take on the challenges of gardening with kids alone. Community Chats are the perfect place to build connections with a community to share, inspire, and support you! Note: This Community Chat is a little different than usual. We're hosting a "virtual meetup" without topic specialists and including a Jamboard to share ideas. Next Up: Virtual Meetup for Non-school Youth Garden Programs Date: Wednesday, September 28th 3:00-4:00PM EST Are you running or interested in starting up youth garden programming at a library, Boys and Girls Club, community center, or other non-school setting? From getting participants to planning short-duration activities and so much more, these programs can face a different set of challenges than school-based garden programs. We’re hosting this virtual meetup so you can connect with other members working in these settings! Topics for discussion can include: a reflection on summer programming (what worked well and what didn’t work so well), challenges you’re facing, favorite activities, garden programming for multiple age groups, and anything else you’d like to talk about! From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome! Use this Jamboard to share ideas! Add your ideas and questions in advance or even if you can't attend. 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) 9/28/22 3PM EST https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdOurqjkuHdGPP_IJ002mYZFHAzMZWLZr

  • Wednesday
    19
    October

    GSG Summit Webinar Series: Lightning Talks

    Oct 19, 11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM (PT)
    This webinar series is presented by the School Garden Support Organization Network. Bring the learnings of the April 2022 Growing School Gardens Summit home with this six month webinar series, featuring a variety of presentations from the Summit. Whether you couldn't join us in person or you missed a session at the Summit, tune in to learn from your fellow SGSO Network members. On October 19th, join this well facilitated hour-long session consisting of 5-minute Lighting Talks from a variety of school garden professionals! After each talk, there will be time to digest the valuable information shared and ask questions. Lightning talk lineup released in September - stay tuned! September 21 - Grow & Preserve Food using NGSS/STEAM October 19 - GSG Summit Lightning Talks November 16 - Sustainable Professional Development Framework for Your SGSO January 18 - Music in the Garden February 15 - Decolonizing Garden Education March 15 - Why We Should Introduce Non-Linear Garden Design as an Identity Affirming Garden Practice

  • Wednesday
    26
    October

    Community Chat: Composting!

    Oct 26, 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM (ET)
    Join us for an October Community Chat on composting! 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: Composting! Date: Wednesday, October 26th 3:00-4:00PM EST Join this Community Chat to ask your questions and share ideas about all things composting and youth gardening in homes, schools, community, and nonprofit gardens! We can chat about your favorite or least favorite composting systems, troubleshooting compost problems, compost lessons and activities for kids, and anything else you'd like to discuss. From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome! 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) 10/26/22 3PM EST https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucOCorzovH92XnDFSj2dyj5lngPIrNfiR

  • Wednesday
    16
    November

    GSG Summit Webinar Series: Sustainable Professional Development Framework for Your SGSO

    Nov 16, 11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM (PT)
    This webinar series is presented by the School Garden Support Organization Network. Bring the learnings of the April 2022 Growing School Gardens Summit home with this six month webinar series, featuring a variety of presentations from the Summit. Whether you couldn't join us in person or you missed a session at the Summit, tune in to learn from your fellow SGSO Network members. On November 16th, learn about a replicable framework for a professional development series designed to help school garden educators build gardening confidence, foster collaboration among leaders, and strengthen garden programs for long-term success. Florida Agriculture in the Classroom will share their experience collaborating with SNAP-Ed and University Extension to co-host monthly interactive webinars. September 21 - Grow & Preserve Food using NGSS/STEAM October 19 - GSG Summit Lightning Talks November 16 - Sustainable Professional Development Framework for Your SGSO January 18 - Music in the Garden February 15 - Decolonizing Garden Education March 15 - Why We Should Introduce Non-Linear Garden Design as an Identity Affirming Garden Practice

  • Wednesday
    16
    November

    Community Chat: Winter Gardening with Kids

    Nov 16, 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM (ET)
    Join us for a winter gardening Community Chat! 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: Winter Gardening Date: Wednesday, November 16th 3:00-4:00PM EST Gardens may be less bountiful in the coming months (or buried under a pile of snow) but there are still plenty of ways to engage kids in gardening no matter the season! Join this Community Chat to ask your questions and share ideas about all things winter gardening in homes, schools, community, and nonprofit gardens! We can chat about indoor gardening, making outdoor gardens engaging winter spaces, growing in warmer climates, putting gardens to bed in colder climates, and anything else you'd like to discuss. From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome! 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) 11/16/22 3PM EST https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOqtqjIvHdHzwR98ihvew-LjeFJbgiZD