School Garden – Planning the Nitty Gritty

So much about properly caring for a new school garden concerns the nitty, gritty nuts and bolts of who’s doing what and when and where are all the things kept?!¬†Here are some questions and logistics to consider when you’re coordinating use of your school’s new garden. You might keep this info on a worksheet in…

CUSP Map

Last week, we talked about the¬†green infrastructure often included in our school yards to combat the pollution caused by Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). Of course, the Trust for Public Land is not the only organization or group working on this pollution problem. We like our playground stewards to understand how their schoolyards fit into climate…

ISGA’s Activity Guide

The NYC Playgrounds Program loves to see children experiencing their schoolyards in new and imaginative ways. If you’re a teacher looking to create meaningful outdoor learning moments for your students, this annually-published Activity Guide can help! The guide highlights art, play, learning, and community engagement activities that can assist in meeting your learning standards or…

Urban Watersheds

This week, an environmental enrichment class at Bed Stuy Collegiate began exploring how water moves through our urban environment by making paper models. Try adapting this lesson in your own classroom for an engaging hands-on way to get kids thinking about stormwater management. Materials: Sturdy paper Non-permanent markers Newspaper Spray bottle Water Background Discussion: Stormwater:…