Spring tips

Spring is here, and everyone is excited to get into the outdoor classroom.  To make the most of your class time outdoors, Edna Chirico, the Executive Director of our Carolinas Region, shares some great tips! Remember to treat your outdoor space as a classroom....

Maple Trees in Bloom!

Did you know that trees bloom? The tree that is in bloom right NOW in Charlotte is the Red Maple. It’s the tree that, from a distance, looks like a red haze. A maple tree is a perfect writing lesson waiting to happen. Locate a maple tree on your school property. Take...

Learning Gardens 101

Came across this little pamphlet we created years ago for the schools in areas where we’re not building yet and the information holds up.  That’s one of the nice things about our “Keep it Simple” core value, good things never go out of style....

In the Carolinas, It’s Sweet Potato Time!

— By Suzanne Beckman In the temperate Carolinas, it’s almost November, and we still have green leaves and no frost on our pumpkins. It is, however, sweet potato time. Growing sweet potatoes in my school’s garden is one of my favorite group of lessons. I had...

Citizen Science Projects

Citizen Science Projects Posted by: Suzanne Beckman Friday, September 29, 2017 Bird Sleuth http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects/clo/birdsleuth/ BirdSleuth is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages kids in scientific study and real data...
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