REAL School Gardens boosts academics with experiential outdoor lessons
Students served in 2017
12-15% increase in standardized test score pass rates
Increase in teacher effectiveness and job satisfaction
Volunteers helped build and maintain outdoor classrooms in 2017
Cities impacted by 2020.
*Reported by teachers and partner schools
Our Partners RAVE about REAL School Gardens.
Every parent wants a child who’s engaged and excited at school, and every child deserves lessons that help them succeed in school and in life. We’re proud that REAL School Gardens helps to give our teachers the training and tools they need to achieve our goals.Dr. Maxwell, Prince George's County Superintendent
A student came up to me wide-eyed and excited and said, ‘I absolutely love science!’ It’s moments like those that I live for as a teacher. To be there when something clicks.Elena Steven, 5th grade Science, Henderson Elementary
The cross-curricular applications in the outdoor classroom are wonderful, especially in Math and Science. Taking lessons outdoors and weaving them together gives them all more meaning and impact.Nina Lattimore, Principal, Capitol Heights Elementary School
REAL School Gardens organized a fantastic event for our team to work alongside students and create an outdoor classroom that they can enjoy for years to come. Many of our Team Members commented that this was the best community service event we’ve ever done, and I wholeheartedly agree.Chris Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton
When I have contact with the garden and get to have experiences, I learn better than when I just read about things.Nicolas, 5th grade
Teacher Tools & Training
Turn your outdoor space into a powerful instructional tool for experiential lessons. Teachers in partner districts receive effective one-on-one instructional coaching on lessons in every subject.
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