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We are thrilled to announce that the Governor of Wisconsin will proclaim Thursday, May 23, 2019 to be the very first Wisconsin School Garden Day!
On May 23, school and youth garden programs throughout Wisconsin will participate in garden-related lessons and activities, and share about their garden with fellow educators and garden enthusiasts on social media.
While this day recognizes the people and garden programs that are making garden-based education a reality for Wisconsin youth, it is a demonstration of the support garden-based education is receiving within and beyond the educational community. We hope that the recognition that garden-based education is receiving in Wisconsin can help to set a precedent for official recognition of school garden days in other states.
Cultivating Childhood Health through Gardening at Schools, Childcare Centers and Afterschool Sites. A project of Community GroundWorks, with funding provided by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program.
Wow, this is incredible! In a recent study, researchers found that students remained focused twice as long on a 40-minute lesson taught indoors if it followed a 40-minute lesson taught outdoor.
“Lessons taught in nature allow students to simultaneously learn classroom curriculum while rejuvenating their capacity for learning, or to ‘refuel in flight,’” writes lead researcher Dr. Frances (Ming) Kuo.
Teachers were able to teach twice as long without interruption after a lesson taught outdoors A growing body of research indicates there are numerous benefits to increasing the amount of time school children spend outdoors. It improves their academic scores, mental health and physical health. Follow…
Life Lab has been the most innovative and relevant organization in this field. From providing the best curriculum to their cutting edge professional development, we have relied on Life Lab as our go to organization for support, ideas, and collaboration.
Rachel PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation Outside
Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.
Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps
Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.
Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary
Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.