Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 27-29 PA Horticultural Society Workshop To Teach Educators To Build School Gardens

The PA Horticultural Society will teach educators how to build a sustainable school garden and inspire children to get involved in gardening at a three-day workshop on June 27-29 at Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia.
Thanks to a $105,000 grant from GSK, the PHS Green City Teachers Program is developing a new school gardening-STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and finding new ways to focus on the importance of healthy eating for children.
The three-day workshop will cover these topics and much more. Staff from PHS and Bartram’s Garden will lead the hands-on activities.
“We are pleased to support PHS as they give Philadelphia students the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn about healthy eating in a fun and engaging way,” said Becki Lynch, Manager of Community Partnerships at GSK.
The 12 hours of training for educators will include how to design, build and maintain a school garden year-round; integrating STEM-related activities in the classroom and garden; relevant indoor activities and lesson plans; getting the community involved in a school garden; working with administrators; making a school more sustainable; relating school gardens to healthy eating; and finding ways to get kids outside to enjoy the natural environment.
Tilden Middle School is located at 6601 Elmwood Ave., Philadelphia, 19142.
Fee for the training is $50. Group discounts are available. Graduates quality to apply for up to $200 in in-kind project support.
Click Here for all the details and to register.
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(Photo: PHS Green City Teachers Build School Garden.)

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