Education for Planet Earth
|Greening School Grounds:
Creating Habitats for Learning
Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn (editors), Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning, Toronto: Green Teacher, 2001, ISBN 0-86571-436-3, 136 pages, 8½ " x 11", Grades K-12
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Schoolyard greening is an excellent way to promote hands-on, interdisciplinary learning through projects that benefit schools and increase green space and biodiversity in communities. In this popular anthology from Green Teacher magazine, readers will find step-by-step instructions for numerous schoolyard projects, from tree nurseries to school composting to native plant gardens, along with ideas for enhancing learning by addressing the diverse needs of students. Among more than a dozen schoolyard habitat options presented, the guide includes detailed articles on rooftop gardens, far-north gardens, desert gardens, butterfly gardens, ponds and prairie restorations. For project planners, there are practical tips on minimizing vandalism, maximizing participation and raising funds. And for teachers, there are dozens of outdoor classroom activities and curriculum links, a bibliography of learning resources, and up-to-date listings of funders and training organizations. Greening School Grounds is a compendium of the best schoolyard greening articles and activities from Green Teacher.
This comprehensive resource draws on expertise
from across the continent to provide all the information
youll need to jump into a schoolyard naturalization project
of your own. Grab the paper and pencils and start
If you are greening a school, Greening
School Grounds is an essential
reference. It is wide ranging, readable and realistic.
Greening School Grounds prepares
teachers to take full advantage of their schoolyards by offering
advice from successful habitats for learning around North
A must have for any educators