From Nicole Nelson, MMSD GROW Pilot Program Coordinator October 8, 2013 Last week, two GROW schools hosted a whole-staff Garden-Based Education Professional Development. They were held at Toki MS (Mary Goonan from SHMS presented) and at Muir Elementary (Susie Hobart … Continue reading
Schools recently selected for the 2013 – 2014 Growing Outdoor Classrooms Program are Lapham Elementary, Orchard Ridge Elementary, and Sherman Middle School in Madison as well as Prairie Elementary in Waunakee, and Marshall Early Learning Center in Marshall. As children … Continue reading
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This summer 12 teachers, from 5 MMSD schools, took part in the GROW Pilot Summer Institute at Troy Gardens. Funded by the Madison Community Foundation and facilitated by Community GroundWork’s Nathan Larson and Beth Hanna, and MMSD’s Nicole Nelson, the … Continue reading
Significant gardening action marked the end of the inaugural year of the GROW Garden Pilot program, sponsored by a generous three-year grant from the Madison Community Foundation. Nearly 2,000 students at five schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District engaged in school-wide design … Continue reading
Looking for ways to expand your classroom into the forest? Check out the Center for Ecoliteracy’s Oak Woodland Learning Activities. Students learn to look at an ecosystem — the oak woodland — as a system and, by doing so, become aware … Continue reading
From Susie Hobart, teacher at Lakeview Elementary on Madison’s North Side. Lakeview Elementary School is one of five schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District to win a grant and participate in an innovative, three-year garden-based learning pilot project funded … Continue reading
The GROW Garden-based Learning project, funded by the Madison Community Foundation, is looking for five Dane County schools (two middle and three elementary schools) who are ready to jump in! Download an application for the 2013-14 cohort!
If you are not a Facebook user or haven’t had a chance to look over the great outdoor learning resources we’ve assembled from around the Internet, take a gander at the following list–all resources posted to the GROW Facebook page … Continue reading
Check out our new Design Gallery, chock full of ideas for schoolyard redesign! Just click on an image and scroll through more than 150 images to engage your design brain! Show your classroom, and see what they think.