School Garden Basics

The school garden basics resources archive offer tips for teaching outside the classroom, cool plant facts for kids, how to build a bug hotel and more.

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Cool Plants Facts For Kids

Learning in a garden offers a wide range of multi-sensory experiences and practical knowledge building. Gardening with kids keeps me tuned in to the lesser

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Pollinator Gardens

How To Plant A Butterfly Garden

Butterfly gardens are rich in educational opportunities and aesthetic functionality. Depending on where you live, you can attract and support butterfly migration corridors with selected

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Outdoor Classroom Set Up

How to Build a Bug Hotel

Bug hotels are an essential addition to any garden, and particularly a children’s garden. There are really only two reasons to build them. One is

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Outdoor Play With Loose Parts

Play isn’t just for primary! In this workshop, participants will be inspired by the use of loose parts for mathematical thinking, scientific inquiry and creative storytelling in the garden to engage learners from K-7 in meaningful, student directed inquiry.

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It can all be taught outside: Teaching the K-7 science big ideas, core & curricular competencies in your outdoor and garden classrooms Session description: Participants will be introduced to hands-on, interactive,

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