Rooted, Life Lab, and Wisconsin School Garden Network
Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: a free online course for educators
The Teaching in Nature’s Classroom Course will be offered for free again this summer from May 17 – August 30, 2021.
Participants also have the option of registering for 2 graduate credits through the University of the Pacific for $160 (see more details below)
Dates: May 17, 2021 – August 30, 2021 (15 weeks)
This is a self-directed, 30-hour course so you can choose to finish the course prior to August 30th.
Location: Online through Google Classroom
You will need an @gmail.com email address to participate in this course.
Instructors: Nathan Larson, Director, Cultivate Health Initiative; Erica Krug, Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin School Garden Network
Course Description: This course, developed as a companion to the book Teaching in Nature’s Classroom: Principles of Garden-Based Education, is an opportunity for educators new to outdoor and garden-based learning, as well as educators who are experienced in the field, to consider best practices and reflect on their own teaching practice in outdoor learning environments, with a focus on school and community youth gardens.
The coursework is intended to be useful and inspirational. You should plan for 30 hours total to complete the course. This course is designed to be flexible and self-directed so you can fulfill the course requirements according to your optimal timeframe and in relation to your concurrent teaching duties and other obligations.
If you have any questions about the course itself or registering for the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about accessing and using Google Classroom, please refer to our FAQ page.
Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Optional Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit: If you would you like to register for 2 Semester Units of Credit through the University of the Pacific (UOP) for a total of $160 ($80/credit), please indicate this by selecting “Yes” in the final question on the registration form.
This course is brought to you by Rooted, whose work and collaborations are rooted in food, land, and community, Life Lab, a national leader in the garden-based learning movement, and the Wisconsin School Garden Network.
Funding for the Wisconsin School Garden Network is provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.