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  • Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Filed under Community , Family Activities , REAL Supporters

     May this season bring you a garden of blessings

    The leaves have fallen and cold winds are whipping about our neighborhoods, but this season does indeed bring its own special bounty.  Our students and teachers are enjoying a break from classrooms, both indoors and out, but there are many ways for all of us to celebrate nature, learning and our communities during the holidays...


    Outdoor Holiday Traditions

    The Children and Nature Network recently shared this article about holiday nature traditions, including nature walks and even camping!  I enjoy taking brisk walks to help build up an appetite for holiday treats or to check out the neighborhood lights ...

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  • Friday, December 16, 2011 | Filed under Educators , Science

    “Teachers shouldn’t be afraid to leave the classroom!” claimed one 3rd grade educator who joined us for the science module training that the REAL School Gardens education team led last Thursday at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) in Fort Worth.   We agree! 

    Armed with hand trowels and a question, “What is Soil?” 65 3rd grade teachers went outside to find an answer.  These professionals were the 6th group of Fort Worth ISD educators to be trained by the REAL School Gardens education team on a science module for their district’s online curriculum ...

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  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | Filed under Science


    … by another name it is known as soil, a lifeblood of the living Earth along with air and water; we all depend on soil to carry on the continuation of life on the planet. Student scientists at The Academy At Carrie F Thomas in Birdville ISD are in the process of studying mixtures and understand that mixtures maintain the physical properties of their ingredients; and what better way to understand mixtures than to investigate the components that make up soil.

     A question often heard from students is “what is soil?” Soil is the mixture of decaying plants and animals, ...

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