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How does your school garden grow?
Let’s customize an artistic, garden-based, wonder inspiring workshop (in person or online) or assembly that fits the needs of your school and budget!

Get your questions answered, tackle your garden challenges, facilitate academic integration, build “green thumb” confidence, discover how to weave the garden into the fabric of your school, learn why and how nature connection is vital for health and happiness!

Wings, Worms, and Wonder Workshops are specifically designed to inspire teachers, students, and the school community to reignite and draw on their own senses of wonder to weave creative gardening and nature-study across the fabric of the school. Each workshop is developed to meet the school’s specific needs and visions for their garden or garden program.

Teachers, Administration, PTA, and Staff:

My workshops are custom created to meet the specific needs of the teachers and school.

Build gardening confidence, clarify how the outdoor garden meets academic goals, get maintenance staff on board, discover how the administration can support outdoor learning, and integrate the indoor and outdoor environments.

Whether you need beginning gardening lessons and management, garden revitalization, or help integrating a garden into curricula, I will help teachers and staff become comfortable and enthusiastic about school gardening through:

  • lesson modeling
  • hands-on outdoor learning technique
  • teacher team and grade level consultation
  • successful garden management

My in person and online teacher workshops are also great for teachers in training at the university level, preservice teachers, associate teachers, and school volunteers!

My workshops provide the skills necessary to:

  • plant and successfully maintain a school garden
  • create an outdoor classroom
  • integrate the outdoor and indoor learning environments
  • build enthusiasm and camaraderie between teachers, students, parents, and staff
  • reconnect children and adults to the natural world through experience
  • inspire wonder
  • manage outdoor behavior
  • provide the support and resources needed to integrate nature into the everyday routine
  • use the garden to meet academic goals and mandated initiatives
    educate for ecological literacy

Teacher Workshop Rates:

  • 90 minute Teacher/Pre-teacher/Volunteer Presentation (online or in person)- $350
  • In person 3 hour Teacher Inservice Workshop-$450
  • In person Full Day Teacher Workshop- $850
  • Alternate rates are available for multiple day and series programs and workshops. Just ask!
  • Travel and housing, if necessary, is not included in rates. Additional supply fees may apply.
  • For longer online workshops, contact me and let’s customize something!

Student Workshops:

Filled with song, story, 5 senses exploration, scientific observation, and hands-on fun, my student workshops connect children, nature, and the classroom through a balance of nature-study and the arts.

I use nature journaling as a way for children to connect and express their observations and feelings about their natural world. It is a highly effective method for integrating the garden experiences into the academics of the classroom.

These workshops are great for both during and after school programs.

Catering specifically to the school’s environment, student workshops can incorporate:

  • garden planting
  • garden maintenance
  • harvesting
  • botany
  • biology
  • observation techniques
  • visual arts
  • literary arts
  • culinary arts

Student Workshop Rates:

  • Half Day Student Workshop-$450
  • Full Day Student Workshop- $850
  • Alternate rates are available for multiple day and series programs and workshops. Just ask!
  • Travel and housing, if necessary, is not included in rates. Additional supply fees may apply.

Parent Education Evening Presentations

How many times have parents said their child won’t eat vegetables at home, but you know at school they eat them fresh from the garden all the time? I’ve lost count!

Getting parents on board with your outdoor learning program is a key to long term success. In my fun and informative parent education presentations, your parent population will understand the academic, physical, and psychological benefits to a school gardening program, as well as the methods your school uses to integrate outdoor learning across daily learning.

Host a parent education event to:

  • increase all around support for your garden program
  • keep the parents up to speed on the creative learning initiatives your school embraces
  • inform parents of the reasons nature connection is important for children
  • validate the time and resources the school invests in outdoor learning

Parent Education Presentations include:

  • A 90 minute presentation oriented to a parent’s interest as applicable to the school and their child and include an hands-on sample activity and Q&A.
  • Add parent ed to your workshop or consultation. Discounts are available in conjunction with other on-site workshops and programs.
  • Book signing fundraisers may also be included following the event. Ask me for more details!
  • Alternate rates are available for multiple day and series programs and workshops. Just ask!
  • Travel and housing, if necessary, is not included in rates. Additional supply fees may apply.

Parent Education Presentation Rate:

  • 90 minute presentation -$350
  • Ask about discounts for adding onto a workshop

Add a garden Consultation to your workshop and get a discount for bundling!

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