UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County
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UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County

School Garden Offsite Activities

Overview

This section includes garden related activities given at off site locations that would be suitable for a field trip to learn more about areas of specific interest.

Sub-categories within this section:

Demonstrations

We are looking for organizations or locations that offer off-site garden or garden-related demonstrations for school children. If you know of any in Alameda County, please let us know.

Exhibits

Particularly Useful Resource! University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley
The UC Botanical Garden helps diverse school gardens become effective educational resources by creating dynamic garden based units that support the California and National Education Standards. The Garden's school partnership program infuses innovative curricula, teacher training, and parent involvement in the process. The program includes docent led garden tours, in school gardening programs and consultations, and professional development opportunities through the UC Botanical Garden Education Program and the Annual School Garden Conference. The Growing Learning Communities Project has developed a garden linked curriculum that includes Botany on Your Plate and Math in the Garden.
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

The Gardens at Heather Farm
The Gardens at Heather Farms include the Natural Science Classroom (NSC), which offers a wide variety of science and environmental education programs for students of all ages and abilities. Each program includes an interactive presentation, hands-on activities, and teacher resource materials. The programs are designed to support the classroom curriculum and align with the current California Science and Social Science Content Standards. The goal of the NSC is to provide students with sensory and scientific explorations that build science skills and knowledge and create a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world. NSC offers field trip classes and some school classroom presentations.
http://www.gardenshf.org

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Walks & Talks

Particularly Useful Resource! University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley
The UC Botanical Garden helps diverse school gardens become effective educational resources by creating dynamic garden based units that support the California and National Education Standards. The Garden's school partnership program infuses innovative curricula, teacher training, and parent involvement in the process. The program includes docent led garden tours, in school gardening programs and consultations, and professional development opportunities through the UC Botanical Garden Education Program and the Annual School Garden Conference. The Growing Learning Communities Project has developed a garden linked curriculum that includes Botany on Your Plate and Math in the Garden.
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

Particularly Useful Resource! The Watershed Project
The Watershed Project is currently launching a three part marsh ecology program that includes classroom introduction to marsh ecology, a classroom action project, and a field visit to a local marsh. The program is available on a limited basis to grades 2 through 6.
http://www.thewatershedproject.org

The Gardens at Heather Farm
The Gardens at Heather Farms include the Natural Science Classroom (NSC), which offers a wide variety of science and environmental education programs for students of all ages and abilities. Each program includes an interactive presentation, hands-on activities, and teacher resource materials. The programs are designed to support the classroom curriculum and align with the current California Science and Social Science Content Standards. The goal of the NSC is to provide students with sensory and scientific explorations that build science skills and knowledge and create a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world. NSC offers field trip classes and some school classroom presentations.
http://www.gardenshf.org

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