TOOLS TO GREEN YOUR SCHOOL

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  • Community Works Institute

    Community Works Institute (CWI) supports and promotes exemplary teaching strategies and practices for K-16 educators and community programs that support students in becoming caring, responsible, and active members of their communities. CWI offers a variety of professional development opportunities for K-16 and community-based educators in the United States and internationally, including on-site training, retreats, coaching, and consulting. Their signature offering is a series of summer...

  • Children and Nature

    The Children and Nature Green Schoolyards Resources Hub offers tools for municipal leaders, administrators, school staff, parents and community members to advocate for, implement, fully use and steward citywide or school districtwide green schoolyard programs. Resources encompass making the case, securing funding, design, policymaking, learning, management, partnerships, and evaluation, among other areas.

  • Teaching in Nature's Classroom

    In Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education, Nathan Larson shares a philosophy of teaching in the garden. Rooted in years of experience and supported by research, Larson presents fifteen guiding principles of garden-based education. These principles and best practices are illustrated through engaging stories from the field. The book features vivid paintings by mural artist Becky Redelings and connections to the research literature provided by Alex Wells and Sam...