Curriculum and Activities

Green Education Foundation connects sustainability education to gardens in fun ways. A wealth of information, broken into four categories: Curriculum, Garden Activity Center, Reading in the Garden, and Garden as an teaching tool.

http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org/greenthumbchallengesub/curriculum-and-activities.html


Making the Connection

Sequential lessons for fall, winter and spring categorized by grade level (K-5). Developed by eat.think.grow. 

www.eatthinkgrow.com


Education Outside Lesson Pathway

K-5 curriculum framework arranged by themes (garden basics, soil, plants, creatures, etc.). Developed by Education Outside.

www.educationoutside.org/lesson-pathway


Growing Minds: Farm to School

Farm to school activities that incorporate national curriculum. Developed by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.

http://growing-minds.org/lesson-plans-landing-page/


Cornell Garden-Based Learning

Garden-based activities from Cornell University.

http://gardening.cce.cornell.edu/lessons-listed-by-type/


Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum

The Pollinator Partnership has developed this pollinator-focused curriculum for grades 3-6.

http://pollinator.org/nappc/PDFs/curriculum.pdf


Nature's Notebook Curriculum and Activities

Database of K-12 curriculum and activities developed by the National Phenology Network.

https://www.usanpn.org/educate/nn_curriculum


Lesson Plans

National Wildlife Federation's lesson plan bank with over 1,000 science-based plans. Most are K-8, but some are 9-12.

https://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Kids-and-Nature/Educators/Lesson-Plans.aspx


Pollinator Math

Grade 3-8 students will discover different types of pollinators while using math skills to calculate and problem solve. You may need to modify this lesson that was created by Longwood Gardens. 

http://longwoodgardens.org/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/PollinatorMathGardens.pdf