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Growing Children 5: Top tips for School Gardening activities

Growing Children 5:  Top tips for School Gardening activities | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
My previous posts in this series have covered the process of getting a School gardening project going, designing and constructing your plot and developing it into a valuable part of the school and ...

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Kandace Mangold's comment, May 7, 2013 9:54 PM
This is a great idea, not only will they'll be learning to grow healthy food. They will also get outside.
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Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.
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This new mapping technology will show whether global warming could drown your town

This new mapping technology will show whether global warming could drown your town | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
For coastal residents everywhere, lidar maps could bring the potential impact of sea-level rise uncomfortably close to home.
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How to go green on campus—environmental ideas for college students

How to go green on campus—environmental ideas for college students | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
College life is all about studying, meeting new people, having some fun, figuring out who you are and … recycling? Well, while how to go green on campus may not be what first springs to mind for co...
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Going green ideas for college students, can be adapted for middle and high school.

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How Will the Polar Vortex Affect Wildlife?

How Will the Polar Vortex Affect Wildlife? | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Many wildlife species, like snowshoe hares, are well adapted to survive cold temperatures.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens

Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Amy Erin Borovoy is Edutopia's video programming producer and curator, and she has a passion for content at the intersection of digital media and education. Follow her on Twitter @VideoAmy or subs
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School Gardens on film--let the world see what these schools are doing!

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Middle School Students Grow Their Own Lunch

Middle School Students Grow Their Own Lunch | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
VIDEO: The Edible Schoolyard: Seed-to-Table Learning
Running Time: 7 min.


The apple crisp is baking in the oven and the smell of bubbling cinnamon, sugar, and apples fills the air and makes
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Edible Schoolyard helps kids connect to Earth, food they eat, and each other.

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So what is sustainability - The Rail Engineer

So what is sustainability - The Rail Engineer | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
The Rail Engineer So what is sustainability The Rail Engineer “There is a well established definition of sustainability that was a product of a United Nations document entitled Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our...
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Food Safety in the School Garden

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School gardens are generally safe, healthy, and enjoyable environments, but it is important to keep safety in mind when children are in the garden or consuming the fruits of their labor. 


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U of Maryland Extension

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Students Urge Public to "Wake Up" to Dangers of Global Warming - PBS NewsHour Extra | PBS

Students Urge Public to "Wake Up" to Dangers of Global Warming - PBS NewsHour Extra | PBS | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
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Earth Day Resources and Student Muse Video

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Profiles in Urban Farming: Sam Ullery, School Garden Specialist

Profiles in Urban Farming: Sam Ullery, School Garden Specialist | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
urban gardening, urban farming, school gardens, OSSE, Sam Ullery, Washington D.C. I sat down with Sam, before our second to last Master Gardener class last Tuesday, to talk about his work at OSSE, how he got there, ...

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Garden for birds: tips for urban plots | The City Planter

Garden for birds: tips for urban plots | The City Planter | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
The City Planter is the magazine for urban gardeners. Find gardening inspiration and advice for small gardens, roof terraces, balconies, indoor gardens and more.

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IKEA Products Become Compact Kitchen With Planters | Urban Gardens

IKEA Products Become Compact Kitchen With Planters | Urban Gardens | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.

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Building School Gardens Manual


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Communica8GH's curator insight, December 24, 2012 7:23 AM

Great project with many meaningful language experiences.

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Environmental Focus at New Haven Charter School - NBC Connecticut

Environmental Focus at New Haven Charter School - NBC Connecticut | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
NBC Connecticut Environmental Focus at New Haven Charter School NBC Connecticut “So students are working toward the end, some goal, a project goal, in an environmental context, but doing really heavy reading, writing and problem solving.” This...
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A Guide to Controlling Insects in the School Garden

A Guide to Controlling Insects in the School Garden | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging aspects of growing a garden in a school setting is pest management. Planting, watering and harvesting are enjoyable gardening activities.

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LSU Extension

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Students ‘Go Green’ With Indoor Garden Project - News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Students ‘Go Green’ With Indoor Garden Project - News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
For Sherrard Middle School, the building’s new greenhouse isn’t just a place for students to get their hands dirty, it’s a symbol of the school’s...
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Good example of Indoor Garden Project for middle schools

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Green Game: Environmental Games

Green Game: Environmental Games | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Green game, environmental games, energy games, recycling games

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 18, 2013 4:53 AM

Juegos medioambientales para el aula

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The green games (environmental games) featured on ecogamer.org have been designed and created by developers. You may wish to visit the websites of the featured games to obtain additional information.

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Super collection of games - sites to visit.

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How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning

How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
High school student Pierre combined biology, math, economics, and more to transform his campus greenhouse into a sustainable aquaponic system that provides fresh vegetables for the cafeteria.
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Interdisciplinary learning, gardening and new Science standards connect using aquaponics. 

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5 Steps to a Greener School

5 Steps to a Greener School | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
Ahhh, August -- the dog days of summer. Before the back-to-school frenzy. I hope that you, your family and students everywhere have enjoyed some unstructured time, some time outdoors, and some time g
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Green your school with these tips.

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Cloud Computing: A Key Tool in the Fight Against Invasive Species

Cloud Computing: A Key Tool in the Fight Against Invasive Species | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
iMapInvasives is a cloud-based database and mapping system that tracks and monitors invasive species in real-time. It's also a great way to get citizen-scientists and conservation volunteers involved in the fight against invasive species.
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iMapInvasives---Kids tracking invasive species using tech tools. Very cool!

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Education Outside: Open the Classroom Door

The Corps for Education Outside is the first service corps in the U.S. dedicated to teaching science in outdoor classrooms and leading sustainability efforts...

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I teach writing, but really want to develop interdisciplinary units with our teachers and get outside!

 

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Tim Hamilton's comment, June 20, 2013 1:08 AM
The problem is curriculum review is done in a bubble with a select few. If all departments came together in the gym with their must haves for the semester we could find a way to get everyone included and linked.
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Ten Cool Plantable Light Fixtures | Urban Gardens

Ten Cool Plantable Light Fixtures | Urban Gardens | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
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Hydroponic Wine Bottle Wall Garden at Student Bar | Urban Gardens

Hydroponic Wine Bottle Wall Garden at Student Bar | Urban Gardens | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
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How Can Cities Grow Gardeners? | The GRID | Global Site Plans

How Can Cities Grow Gardeners? | The GRID | Global Site Plans | Connected Teens | Scoop.it
What Educational Programs Prepare #Children to Plant #Urban #Gardens and #Farms? #urbanplanning @SunnyMenozzi - http://t.co/j5gSZfD0Il

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Edible School Yard Garden Teaches 1000 Students a Year about Food

John from www.growingyourgreens.com goes on a field trip to the Edible School Yard in Berkeley, California. In this video you will learn how the ...youtube.com

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Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, January 6, 2013 11:59 PM

This is a good video showing the educational bennefit of a school garden.