Garden Mosaics

Garden Mosaics is a youth and community education program that combines science learning with intergenerational mentoring, multicultural understanding, and community action.

Natures Partners: Pollinators

For grades 3-6. Nature's Partners is an inquiry learning-based curriculum for young people in the 3rd through the 6th grade.

Science and our Food Supply

The FDA in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have created thi innovative, interactive supplementary curriculum for use in middle level and high school science classes. Provides challenging hands-on, minds-on activities that link food science and food safety to students' everyday lives.

Composting in the Classroom: Scientific Inquiry for High School Students

A comprehensive guide for teachers interested in guiding compost research projects by high school students.

Life Lab's Science Exploration Units

For grades 1-4. Created with lessons from the K-5 Life Lab Science Curriculum and The Growing Classroom our Science Exploration Units are garden themed and aligned to the California State Science Standards.

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."

For Your School Garden - The Hidden Villa Classroom

For grades K-5. This curriculum was designed for use in a garden program to teach students about science, based on the California State Content Standards. Divided by grade level (K-5), each grade level has at least four garden-based lessons as well as hands-on investigation or experimentation. The investigations are the last lessons in each grade level and meet the Investigation and Experimentation standards.

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.