A growing body of research indicates that plant-based learning projects, such as indoor gardening and school gardens, are powerful teaching tools inside and outside the classroom. These activities provide an atmosphere that incorporates hands-on learning and strengthens academic, personal, and social development while encouraging children to develop critical skills, such as healthful living, stewardship, decision-making, and self-sufficiency. This course provides participants with an introduction to botany and applications for plant-based learning inside and outside the classroom, even in limited space. We will move beyond bean investigations by exploring multiple methods for growing plants and learning through plant-based projects. Cross-curricular connections will be made through scientific inquiry and literacy as we explore how to use plants to understand phenomena and the world we inhabit. Participants will receive seeds, plants, and materials for continued exploration at their schools and in virtual spaces. *This synchronous workshop meets online eastern time. High-speed internet connection with a microphone is required to participate in these workshops. A webcam is recommended.
- Focus OnPre-k - 4th Grade
- CategoryChildhood / Elementary School, Online
Registration Options and Cost$425 12.0 CTLE or 1.2 CEU
$1,660 1.0 Credits
$35 Materials fee