DC Public Schools and OSSE are creating outdoor learning environments for 21st century schools. School gardens are a key component reflecting both the school community and surrounding community. These spaces ensure all students, including those with special needs, have opportunities to learn outdoors and connect with nature.Curriculum gardens paired with outdoor classrooms and teaching kitchens offer unique learning opportunities. Students grow and prepare their own food,learning about personal health and environmental stewardship.Experienced presenters Sally, Sam + Rick present case studies from two recently completed DC Public School garden classroom projects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand what garden classroom programs and opportunities are offered in DC Public Schools.
2. Ensure that school gardens reflect both the school community and surrounding community.
3. Understanding how to make curriculum gardens accessible to all students.
4. Design strategies for outdoor classrooms, outdoor kitchens and curriculum gardens.
Sally Parker, 202.727.3403, firstname.lastname@example.org Sam Ullery, 202.741.6485, email@example.com Rick Schneider, AIA, LEED, 202.445.8325,RSchneider@ISTUDIOarchitects.com
Potomac Chapter ASLA