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Wednesday, August 2 • 9:00am - 11:15am
Utilizing School Gardens for Science and Math: Let’s Be Practical Get there Early

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This interactive workshop shares best practices and practical ideas from the presenter’s experience visiting and researching school garden and garden to kitchen programs in distinct urban areas across the US. Establishing and running garden and kitchen classroom programs requires community building and a willingness to take healthy risks while encouraging students to do the same. Lauren Maples, Executive Director of PEAS (Partners for Education Agriculture and Sustainability) will discuss ways garden teams can collaborate around a shared approach to encouraging community and student buy-in while fostering an inclusive classroom culture where . The session will offer strategies, lesson ideas, and resources that are applicable across sites. Participants will engage with and learn from one another while also reflecting on their own program development.

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Lauren Zappone Maples

Executive Director, (PEAS) Partners for Education Agriculture and Sustainability
Lauren Zappone Maples is the co-founder and Executive Director of PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability), a nonprofit operating in Austin, TX.  PEAS educators partners directly with teachers and their classes in local schools by leading outdoor lessons that... Read More →

Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am CDT
JBWS 261