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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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Border Crossers’ Post-Election Resources for Parents and Educators

Border Crossers, an organization that trains educators and parents on addressing issues of race and equity in the classroom, has put together a resource sheet for addressing the 2016 election with students and children. The sheet includes self-care resources, helpful articles, book lists, advice on how to respond to racism and bias in the classroom, […]

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Project Localize: Calling All GtL High Schools!

This Fall 2016, Grow to Learn is excited to partner with the Lexicon of Sustainability and their program “Project Localize” to offer a year-long environmental education program opportunity to our registered high schools, specifically for 11th and 12th grade classrooms. Read the full description and requirements below, check out the attached PDF timeline document, and then […]

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Who owns Organic?

The Cornucopia Institute released a very informative chart depicting the increasing consolidation of Organic by Agribusiness companies. You can download the chart to share with your class, family, garden club – it’s thought provoking for all ages.

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In Defense of Food Curriculum

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and many other popular books about how to navigate our current food system, has a new documentary film out based on his recent book: In Defense of Food. In conjunction with the release Teachers College – Columbia University has created a middle-school curriculum for educators that goes along […]

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s STEM curriculum

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 […]

USDA’s “Dig In” Curriculum

The USDA’s Food & Nutrition Services Team has developed a middle school garden-to-classroom curriculum.  “Dig In” explores a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables.  You can access the 10-lesson series through the […]

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New York Agriculture in the Classroom

New York Agriculture in the Classroom has developed an online, searchable, and standards-based curriculum matrix for K-12 teachers. The Matrix contextualizes national education standards in science, social studies, and nutrition education with relevant instructional resources linked to Common Core Standards that can enhance your school or classroom garden.  Search their curriculum database and other resources […]

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“Nourish” free downloadable curriculum

Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. To inform and inspire the largest number of people, Nourish combines PBS television, curriculum resources, web content, short films, and teacher and youth seminars. With a distinctly positive vision, Nourish celebrates both food and community. […]

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Food Day Curriculum

Food Day is a popular new holiday that schools, government, organization are embracing as a way to celebrate the growing interest and awareness around the Food we produce and consume in our country.  In celebration of Food Day the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College has developed a free downloadable […]

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