Their mission is to create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.
Aims to improve the health of students and communities by creating experiential learning and garden-based education opportunities in low-income schools. Through our Learning Gardens, we are:
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
The NACD is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on private and public lands in the United States.
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing)
BEETLES is devoted to creating:
Project Learning Tree
Nature is a great teacher! Try these activity ideas from Project Learning Tree to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature.
Suitable for children ages 3 – 15, some activities work better for younger children, others are more suited for older children. The way you present them will change depending on your child’s knowledge and ability.
The Center for Agroforestry - High School Agroforestry Curriculum
2016, the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry collaborated with Missouri high school agriculture science teachers, FFA, and the MO Department of Education, to construct a two-module curriculum complete with lesson plans, teacher guides, hands-on and problem-solving student activities to engage students with content on temperate agroforestry practices and resources to further develop their inquiry and skillset.
Outdoor Play: Learn about Conservation
When you spend time outdoors, it's easy to see why protecting nature is so important. Just going outside to play can relieve stress and make us feel better. Our natural environment has a way of opening up our senses. We can feel the wind on our skin, hear birds singing, and see the bright sunshine. There's no indoor experience that can really match up. But we know that pollution and overuse can hurt the environment over time. Since nature needs to be protected, how can we make sure that we're doing everything we can to help? Luckily, people have figured out ways that we can do our part.