Thursday, May 20, 2021 is Wisconsin School Garden Day!
Wisconsin is a leader in garden-based education. This day brings recognition to the people and programs giving Wisconsin’s youth access to innovative, hands-on educational opportunities.
Now, more than ever, youth garden educators are displaying resilience, innovation, and creativity as schools and programs are finding ways to continue making gardens an essential part of children’s education.
You can participate in Wisconsin School Garden Day by engaging in some type of garden-based education activity or celebration on May 20, 2021 (or another day that week).
This year, you may be celebrating virtually or in person. We encourage everyone to celebrate Wisconsin School Garden Day in a way that is safe and best fits them and/or their programs. Any activity that involves kids engaging with a garden or gardening–including, but not limited to, activities around planting, observing, art, literature, STEM, weeding, and planning–can be a way to celebrate Wisconsin School Garden Day.
If you’re looking for inspiration:
- Scroll through last year’s participants and 2019 participants to see what other programs have done to celebrate.
- Read through the 2021 Wisconsin School Garden Day Activity Guide for suggestions that are engaging and easy to implement at your school or program.
- Organizations from across the country have been developing activities and curricular materials to help families and educators incorporate garden-based learning–both in the garden and in the virtual classroom–in ways that are accessible to all children. You can find these high quality, free resources here.
We want to know what you have planned! If you know how you will celebrate Wisconsin School Garden Day, tell us about it! You can email Communications Director Renata Solan or share on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #WISchoolGardenDay.