- The Madison Area GROW (Grass Roots | Outdoor Wonder) Coalition promotes outdoor learning in and around Madison, Wisconsin. We are parents, teachers, youth, advocates, policy makers, and community educators, sharing resources and ideas to promote sustainable living through outdoor learning.
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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.
Read this article, then ask yourself: How does outdoor learning foster these kinds of “noncognitive skills?” We invite comments or examples from your experiences. Opting Out of the “Rug Rat Race” | Wall Street Journal | Weekend, Sept 8-9, 2012
This year 5 MMSD schools [3 Elementary and 2 Middle] will have the opportunity to build their school garden programs. Participating schools will receive support to establish a school-based leadership team to: (1) integrate the garden into core learning subjects, (2) build community engagement in the garden, … Continue reading
Don’t forget! GROW Coalition GARDEN MOB Tomorrow! Friday, August 17, 4:30-6:30pm Sherman Middle School 1610 Ruskin Street, Madison, WI 53704 Meet others involved in school garden projects, and learn about great youth garden activities! And check out these great August 2012 … Continue reading
Check out the Madison Metropolitan School District’s short video sharing the news of the new grant! Many thanks to the Madison Community Foundation for recognizing the collective potential of the GROW Coalition and the many benefits incorporating garden-based learning into … Continue reading
The Madison Community Foundation has announced a $350,000 award to support outdoor, garden-based learning in over a dozen Dane County schools over the next three years. The grant will fund the work of the GrassRoots/OutdoorWonder (GROW) Coalition – a group … Continue reading