A Librarian's Guide to Cultivating an Elementary School Garden

A Librarian's Guide to Cultivating an Elementary School Garden

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This is the guidebook you need to justify, design, and implement a school garden to improve students' academics! * Encourages educators to use school gardens to improve students' academics, perspectives on the environment, and their nutritional habits * Presents an overview of the history of school gardens, the benefits to students, and their importance to local ecological communities * Highlights the five most common habitats in detail: wetlands, urban, vegetable, wildscape, and butterfly * Serves as a resource book for teachers and librarians who want to plan and implement a garden on their campus The purpose of this composite resource book is to assist both private and public school librarians in cultivating a school garden on their campus. A Librarian's Guide to Cultivating an Elementary School Garden will provide information on funding sources, guidance on designing and maintaining a garden, related books and instructional activities, and webliographies.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
  • Worthington, United States
  • English
  • 1586833286
  • 9781586833282

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"In this comprehensive guide to designing and implementing a school garden, Mackay and Stewart offer practical advice on acquiring funding sources and developing community partnerships, as well as specific instructions for developing various types of gardens: vegetable, butterfly, natural habitat, etc... inspired individuals will find this book invaluable." - School Library Journal "In seven chapters, Mackey and Stewart provide solid information about starting school gardens, and most chapters include suggestions for professional reading as well as lists of children's books and Web sites... Figures, examples, black-and-white photographs, and detailed lessons and activities are included. Excellent links to the science curriculum and child-centered learning." - Booklist "This resource for elementary school librarians encourages educators to use school gardens to improve students' grades, perspectives on the environment, and their nutritional habits. The book provides information needed to justify, fund, design, and implement a school garden, with material on the benefits to students and the importance of school gardens to local ecological communities." - SciTech Book Newsshow more

About Bonnie W. Mackey

Bonnie Mackey is an assistant professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Houston, Texas-Clear Lake. Jennifer Mackey Stewart is a freelance writer and an instructor with Round Rock (Texas) Independent School District's Community Education program.show more

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