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Using A Pen Pal Program To Assess Student Learning Through Culture And School Gardens, Samantha Kae Green Jan 2016

Using A Pen Pal Program To Assess Student Learning Through Culture And School Gardens, Samantha Kae Green

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Youth at two schools (St. John, USVI and West Liberty, IA) participated in the I Grow Culture Pen Pal Program. The purpose of the 9-week program was to evaluate middle school student's increase in knowledge and confidence related to communicating local gardening, cultural understanding and sustainability. The collaborating schools were specifically chosen because they each meet the criteria of having a garden for middle school students to integrate English and science into their agriculture curriculum. The objectives of this program were to increase awareness of garden sustainability, understand place-based gardening and environmental sciences, while establishing a garden-based distance cultural ...


Teacher Perceptions Of The Educational Goals Of The Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture Program, Sara Jane Goemaat Jan 2012

Teacher Perceptions Of The Educational Goals Of The Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture Program, Sara Jane Goemaat

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A review of literature revealed a lack of research related to teacher involvement in school gardens. This research study provides more information to build on the body of knowledge pertaining to school gardens and more specifically the teacher involvement. The research study took place at Gifft Hill School, a private school, on St. John, USVI. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which two of the Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture (EARTH) program goals are being met from the perspective of the teachers directly involved with the program. The specific objectives of the study were ...