Gather in the Garden with PTSA Garden Coordinator Andrea Hildebrandt
The connection between humans and our Earth are never ending. Each Wednesday after school, we'll be gathering with your child and other students in our school community to help our young people turn their innate knowledge of the world around us into real experiences.
Adventures through basic earth science, energy, growing cycles and community stewardship concepts will be the focus. New this year an introduction to hydroponics and our driving question, "How do we become a Green School?" will be explored. All life cycles begin with plants. We'll ask important questions like how does this knowledge relate to our nutrient sources? Where does our food come from and can we grow our own if we wanted to? All of these questions will be explored through out the year. Outside place based learning will take place as we get to know the trees (flora) and the urban wildlife(fauna) we share them with. What signs of the seasons do we see and what are they telling us or other living organisms. Walking field trips to near by parks will be involved. Adults are encouraged to help embark on this youth nature adventure just as much as the kiddos are. Adults are welcome to sit it and observe at any time.
For any questions about our garden, please contact Andrea Hildebrandt. Co-teaching is QAE-parent Tamara Convertino.
Wednesdays, 2:35-4:05 (follows All-Clubs recess)
pick-up onsite at John Marshall at 4:05 or ride 4:30 bus to John Hay
October 3 through January 23
No class: November 21, December 26, January 2
Please register for this class through 6Crickets.
Please note, all classes are listed as waitlist-only in order to activate the lottery feature.
Scholarships and payment plans available; please contact the Enrichment Team.
Before registering, please read our enrichment policies here.