School Master Gardener

SMG
  • Learn how to teach engaging K-12 lessons utilizing the Georgia Performance Standards in your Outdoor Classroom!
  • Learn gardening & landscaping techniques tailored for school grounds to create an outdoor classroom!
  • Earn 5 PLU’s that are hands-on and full of meaningful interdisciplinary curricula!
  • Provide the 50 Master Gardener volunteer hours on your own school grounds!

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Who?
3-5 member team from your school—including at least two teachers teamed with additional administrators, faculty, parents, PTA members, custodians, or any DeKalb County School System employees interested in using gardening to educate students and beautify their schools.
What? Certified Master Gardener curriculum, adapted to Georgia Performance Standards.
Where? Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (driving directions)
When? June 3-13th, 2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Why?
Many schools attempt to develop gardens without the basic knowledge that will allow them to flourish. With this training, you can increase the success of your school gardening activities and improve your student’s mastery of required GPS’s, thus improving standardized test scores.
Cost?
$150 per team – each team member will receive the Master Gardener curriculum, hands-on curricula, and many supplies and plants to use in your outdoor classroom.
How? Download an application. Application deadline Friday April 25th, 2014
For more information contact Trecia Neal at nealt@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us