Learning in the Garden

Solar One PD Training for Teachers

The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering to launch the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. A key goal of the program is to connect the solar installations on school buildings to curriculum, allowing teachers to use solar as a tool for students to learn about renewable energy and sustainability, and […]

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Great Infographics About The Origin Of Our Food

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture has developed an interactive map to show us where our most popular food crops originally came from. Explore these maps with students before  planting specific crops in the garden to provide historical context for the work students are doing. CIAT also has infographics about diets and production worldwide. Before a […]

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The First Annual Staten Island School Garden Summit

  All Staten Island teachers are welcome to the first annual School Garden Summit on Staten Island! You’ll hear from veteran school gardeners, learn how to take advantage of resources in NYC, network with nearby schools and organizations and visit amazing urban growing spaces right on Staten Island.       Big thanks to NYC […]

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New STEM curriculum from The Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Teachers can download the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s free new STEM Gowanus Curriculum! The Curriculum Package:  Includes pre, post and field lessons, background text, maps and handouts  Integrates Science, ELA and Social Studies Is aligned with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards Is adaptable for grades 5-8 Uses the design process for project-based learning The six […]

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Youth in the Garden Workshop Series

Grow to Learn’s three-part Youth in the Garden series will focus on teaching older students using school gardens, as well as how to use the garden as a space to facilitate student leadership, community activism and advocacy. We are partnering with many garden educators throughout the city to offer teachers lesson plans, insights on how […]

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Green Beetz Curriculum Pilot and Mini-Grant

Beginning this Fall 2015, GrowNYC has started a partnership with Green Beetz to deliver the organization’s holistic food-based curriculum to over 300 5th grade students city-wide.  Over the course of the 2015-16 school year, GrowNYC’s Grow to Learn Citywide School Gardens Initiative will support teachers to implement Green Beetz’s health-based curriculum in 10 elementary schools as part of […]

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GrowNYC Pilots Green Beetz Health-Based Curriculum in 10 NYC Public Schools

Beginning in Fall 2015, GrowNYC will partner with Green Beetz to deliver the organization’s holistic food-based curriculum to over 300 elementary school students city-wide. GrowNYC will distribute and support teachers in implementing Green Beetz’s health-based curriculum to 10 elementary schools over the course of a one-year pilot in collaboration with Grow to Learn. Read the full press release. Green Beetz’ mission […]

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