Curriculum Database


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Eat. Think. Grow. Lessons for School Gardens

K - 5. Over 70 lessons categorized by season (fall, winter, spring). Aligned to Oregon State content standards.

Growing Minds

Search the ever-growing database to find recommendations, which are perfect for teaching about gardening, cooking, farms, or food.

Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies

Grades 4th and above. OBIS is an outdoor program that offers young people fun and challenging opportunities to investigate ecological relationships in their local environment. There are over 70 downloadable well developed outdoor education units. Filter search results for garden or schoolyard activiites.

The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum

Grades 3-4, Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers.

Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up

For 5th-6th Grades, Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. Dig In! includes:

  • A Gardening Guide (in the Teacher's Guide)
  • Dig In! At Home Parent Booklets
  • Six Dig In! Posters
  • An Eat Smart To Play Hard With MyPlate Poster

Education Lesson Pathway

K - 5 An outdoor education curriculum framework that allows educators to plan a comprehensive and sequenced outdoor education program by selecting lessons that are nested into a larger, coherent structure. It is arranged by themes – Basics, Soil, Plants, Creatures, Ecology, Materials, and Food. The lessons have been created by Education Outside Staff and are linked to from other websites.

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