ERIC Number: ED451049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning.
Grant, Tim, Ed.; Littlejohn, Gail, Ed.
Schoolyard greening is an excellent way to promote hands-on, interdisciplinary learning about the environment through projects that benefit schools and increase green space and biodiversity in communities. This book features step-by-step instructions for numerous schoolyard projects from tree nurseries to school composting to native plant gardens, along with ideas for enhancing learning by addressing diverse student needs. The guide includes detailed articles on rooftop gardens, multicultural gardens, far north gardens, desert gardens, butterfly gardens, ponds, and prairie restorations as well as more than a dozen schoolyard habitat options. For project planners there are practical tips on minimizing vandalism, maximizing participation, and raising funds. For teachers there are dozens of outdoor classroom activities and curriculum links, a bibliography of learning resources, and an up-to-date listing of funders and training organizations. (SAH)
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Botany, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Gardening, Gardens, Hands on Science, Outdoor Education, Science Activities, Science Instruction
Green Teacher, P.O. Box 1431 Lewiston, NY 14092 ($16.95). Tel: 416-960-1244; Fax: 416-925-3474; Web site: www.greenteacher.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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