Jr. Master Gardeners

"The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the University Cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, ""hands-on"" group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind."

LiFE Curriculum Series

"This set of 3 inquiry-based curricula engages students in hands-on investigations of our complex food system and how to use scientific evidence to make healthy food and activity choices.Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; student activity sheets and readings; and a matrix mapping the book to National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy."

Maize Activity Guide

"Curriculum designed to help children understand what agriculture is and why it is important. Activities help raise awareness of the diversity of local and national food production, introduce components of farming, and demonstrate basic ecological concepts related to growing food sustainably. "

Math in the Garden

"For grades K-8. This engaging curriculum uses a mathematical lens to take children on an education-filled exploration of the garden. Dozens of hands-on activities hone math skills and promote inquiry, language arts, and nutrition."

Nourish: Food + Community

Explores the provocative question: What's the story of your food?

Super Size Me

"While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month."

The Botany of Desire

"The Botany of Desire lends itself well to a wide diversity of subjects. While its content is most specifically about ecology and the natural sciences, Pollan's ability to argue an original, complicated idea in a convincing way makes it a perfect text for writing or journalism students. Philosophy students will find a springboard for examining the place of humans in the natural world."

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month provides materials and resources to support healthy food choices through increased access and consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as encourage daily physical activity. It uniquely supports core curricular areas through exploration and study.

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.

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

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