Magazine article Techniques

Gardening Resources for Educators. (Teacher's Toolbox: Teacher's Toolbox Is Designed to Provide Teachers with Useful Information, Including Helpful Hints and Links to Beneficial Web Sites.)

Magazine article Techniques

Gardening Resources for Educators. (Teacher's Toolbox: Teacher's Toolbox Is Designed to Provide Teachers with Useful Information, Including Helpful Hints and Links to Beneficial Web Sites.)

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The University of Vermont's Division of Continuing Education will offer three credits for the National Gardening Association's online course for educators, From Seed to Seed: Plant Science for K-8 Educators.

According to the National Gardening Association (NGA), over the past five years there has been a surge of interest among educators and administrators in using schoolyard gardens and habitats to enrich learning.

From Seed to Seed is a professional development course designed for K-8 teachers who already incorporate botany and gardening into their science curriculum and for teachers who would like to start doing so. The course includes core botanical information, activities and experiments that address K-8 national standards in various disciplines.

For more information, visit http://learn.uvm.edu/ap/focus/ index.html.

NGA also has a new Gardening with Kids video for K-8 teachers who are interested in creating "living classrooms" in schoolyards. The association describes it as an "inspirational" video with stories of school gardens that changed the learning process and lives of students. …

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