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  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | Filed under Engineering , Science , Math


    The Fibonacci numbers sequencing of natural objects and processes are natures’ way of creating pattern and order. For example, this naturally occurring numbering system is a way of growing patterns in plants that allow leaf arrangements to maximize space for each leaf so that the amount of light that falls on the plant is distributed equally; leaves on plants are staggered in a spiral pattern to allow the gathering of light and to prevent the casting of shadows on adjacent leaves. This sequence recurs in other structures found throughout nature in flowers, fruits and seeds. Flowers have petal arrangements ...

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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | Filed under

    We are opening up a limited number of seats in our introductory trainings held in outdoor classrooms during the month of August. At these trainings, REAL School Gardens is working with the staff of new school partners to get them up and running on how to use their new outdoor classroom for authentic and effective instruction, so they’re great for staff that are new to an existing learning garden or who have been never been trained on how to use a garden as a teaching tool.

    Developed by teachers for teachers, REAL School Gardens trainings offer a fun series of ...

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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | Filed under Sustainability and Funding

    Summertime is a great time for you to get funds for your garden and to build new lessons!  Listed below are some of the latest grant and nationwide training opportunities!  For a complete list of upcoming grants and trainings, please click here

    April 1-June 28: AIAA: Grants for Science and Math Programs

    K-12 teachers who develop or apply science, mathematics, and technology in their curriculum may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement their learning program.  Each school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year.  Classroom grants may be used for ...

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  • Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | Filed under

    Summer time.... and the livin's easy.  For kids perhaps, but not for your garden.  Your plants spend the whole day working in the hot sun.  Don't forget to come up with a maintainance plan for your school garden.  To help, here are some simple summer garden maintenance tips.

    Summer Garden Maintainance

    June To Do List

    • Someone should visit the garden to water and weed at least once a week.
    • Invite community members to harvest from the vegetable beds.
    • Stay on top of the weeding.  The bigger weeds get, the harder they are to pull.
    • Continue to water vegetables 2-3 times ...

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