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  • Monday

    Teaching in Nature's Classroom Course

    Jan 24 - May 9, (CT)
    Registration is now open for the spring 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: January 24 - May 9. 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 May 9. 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. For more information and to register, visit www.wischoolgardens.org/TNC-Co urse . P lease email info@wischoolgardens.org with any questions. This course is presented by Rooted, Life Lab, and Wisconsin School Garden Network.

  • Wednesday

    Community Chat: Planting Considerations for Youth Gardens

    Feb 9
    Mark your calendar for this February Community Chat! More details to come!

  • Monday

    Northeast Farm to School Institute: Application Deadline

    Feb 14, 11:55:00 PM - 11:55:00 PM (ET)
    Applications for the 2022-23 Northeast Farm to School Institute are now open! The Institute is a unique year-long professional learning opportunity for selected school, district, or early childhood teams from New England and New York. Since 2010, the Farm to School Institute has been bringing teams together to build relationships, skills, and a collaborative action plan for their school. With the support of a coach, teams spend the school year putting their plans into action and strengthening their capacity to impact classrooms, cafeterias and communities, with change that lasts. Applications are due February 14, 2022.

  • Tuesday

    1 PDE Credit: Hydroponics in Your Classroom 101 Online Teacher Training

    Mar 1 - 16, (PT)
    This training is led by Green Our Planet During the training, teachers will learn to use Hydroponics in their classrooms to connect students to the magic and majesty of the universe and engage them in STEM learning. They will receive an overview of Green Our Planet's Hydroponics Curriculum. They will dive deeper into the NGSS aligned lessons in grade level breakout sessions. This course also covers how to germinate seeds, transplant seedlings, and how to properly maintain and troubleshoot a hydroponic system. Teachers will learn how to harvest and how to utilize that harvest with farmers’ markets, chef demos, and/or salad bars. The training will take place over 3 (2.5 hour) sessions: Session 1: Tuesday, March 1, 2021, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM PDT Session 2: Tuesday, March 8, 2021, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM PDT Session 3: Tuesday, March 15, 2021, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM PDT We can't wait to see you there!

  • Friday

    Growing School Gardens Summit

    Apr 22 - 25, (MT)
    The Growing School Gardens Summit is a gathering designed to support shared work to strengthen the school garden movement at local and national levels so that all children and youth can have vibrant, resilient school garden programs. As the first-ever national gathering focused entirely on school gardening , the summit will unite educators and leaders to share innovations and harness our collective power for future change. The Growing School Gardens Summit is hosted by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in Partnership with Life Lab and the School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Network.
    Denver, CO, United States

  • Wednesday

    2022 National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

    Jul 13 - 15, (ET)
    Every year, the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium brings together educators, landscape architects and designers, staff at botanic gardens, non-profits, and more from around the country who are all working to engage children with gardens and the natural world that surrounds them. Begun over 25 years ago, the symposium explores and promotes the many opportunities offered by children’s gardens: helping children develop social skills, enhancing school curricula, bringing families together, and creating an awareness of the link between nature and our food, clothing and shelter. Mark your calendar! NCYGS 2022, hosted by the American Horticultural Society, will take place July 13-15 in Richmond, Virginia.