Installation began in 1996
DESIGN Alice Carlson Learning Garden Design
IN THE NEWS
- 2012 REAL School Gardens Community Outreach Award for Smart Potatoes
- 2011-2012 Rainbird Intelligent Use of Water Award
- 2011 REAL School Gardens Community Outreach Award for Potato Scholars
- 2010 REAL School Gardens Successful Curriculum Integration Award
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Seed Grant
SEEDS OF LEARNING
Special thanks to those who keep our garden growing:
- Debbie Gerwick, Garden Coordinator
- Tarrant County Master Gardener Volunteers
- Parent and Community Volunteers
WHAT A TEACHER IS SAYING...
"I learned that using the OLE offers all children equity in learning. All kids have a point of entry and access when learning outdoors because the barriers of testing, reading, and computing are gone. The kids get to learn by feeling, seeing, and hearing without fear of not knowing the answer. My highest and lowest students were successful and achieved at their own level." - Kristene Gillmer, 3rd grade teacher
WHAT A STUDENT IS SAYING...
"In the OLE [Outdoor Learning Environment], I can see pretty, beautiful butterflies and all the flowers and how bright their petals are! My favorite part are the little lady bugs and hummingbirds visiting the OLE. To me it is like a magical garden. I learned that nature can be calm and wild at the same time. One time my class and I went into the OLE and we took a nature walk and that is when I realized WHOA! This place is beautiful." - Paris, a student at Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center
Special thanks to Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center for hosting REAL School Gardens' REAL People Community-Building Event on October 2, 2008.