Garden-Based Learning

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We’re lucky to be at a school with a passionate group of gardeners (both students and adults)! Edutopia recently ran a post by Kristin Stayer with additional ideas for gardening at school.

“A study from Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Learning Through the Garden, shows that gardens can function as living laboratories. Students who participate in gardening have a considerable increase in grade point average, utilize new learning styles, and develop their perspectives and ways of learning to incorporate critical 21st-century skills such as “curiosity, flexibility, open-mindedness, informed skepticism, creativity, and critical thinking.”

Here are some activity examples that could be used in a gardening unit:

Read the entire piece here.

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