In this workshop teachers, educational assistants, school councillors and other district personnel are invited to broaden their understanding of how a school garden can be used like any other classroom. We will review the social, emotional, cognitive and physical benefits of having a school-yard garden, as well as outline the practical tips and tricks that make gardening with kids enjoyable for everyone. You do not have to be an experienced gardener to attend this session. Participants will leave with a cross-curricular understanding of how to start growing, playing and learning outdoors with the children in their care. Participants will take home ready to use ideas and suggestions for cross-curricular garden learning. A handout with BC specific cross-curricular connections. Enroll in all three workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!
About the Instructor
Megan Zeni is a mom, teacher, master gardener and classroom gardener. Megan is a professional educator with over 20 years of classroom experience who re-imagined the prep role at her public school and turned it into her dream job of teaching all day in an outdoor classroom and school garden. Megan is an advocate for taking children outdoors in all kinds of weather to learn, play and grow. She is a nature play enthusiast who spends her downtime with her family hiking, boating and skiing.
Date and Time
Wednesday, November 22 | 6 – 8 pm (2 hours)
$39 ($32 for registered students — valid student ID is required) + GST (Enroll in all three workshops as a short course, and receive a 15% discount!)