Learning about Science, Social Studies and Diversity in the school Garden
Emerge Faculty Fellows: Keith Whinnery and Jennifer Mesa
In this project, UWF students will work with teachers at the Educational Research Center for Child Development and local elementary schools to collaboratively develop and facilitate container gardening activities and lessons for young children (ages 4 and up). These experiences will not only target important science and social studies content, they will tap into the cultural diversity of the young children. More specifically, UWF students will survey the families to identify which plants the families use in their homes and cultures, and use this information to select plants for the container gardens reflective of the children’s diverse cultures.
High Impact Practices (HIPs) Utilized
- Faculty/Student Research
- Service Learning