Together, we will examine the importance of relationships with more than humans (like plants and bugs!) in our garden, and take a closer look at how we can strengthen our connection with the natural world. Throughout this camp, we will:
- Observe and dissect seeds, test our soil, and plant new vegetables.
- Investigate and deepen our plant and animal knowledge: How do worms turn food scraps into soil? How do seeds know which way to grow?
- Develop our reciprocal relationship with the land. We’ll practice caring for the garden as the garden cares for us, and work towards a culminating stewardship project.
- Explore the garden’s web of life with our senses, cook seasonal snacks, and create art.
Our program is informed by Learning in Places materials that are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and emphasize equitable, field-based experiences for children. We actively work to incorporate family and community knowledge into our programming as we learn together in our farm, gardens, and wetlands.
This camp will be held mostly outdoors with some indoor instructional time for crafting and in the case of inclement weather.