George Washington Educational Campus

New York, NY

Grades 9-12, Science
Partner(s): Elish Sari, Stephen Shearier, Dustin Shutes, Diane Wohland
Innovation Grant
2006, Fall

About this Grantee

Ms. Jenkins and her partners develop “The Learning Garden: Gardening Across the Curriculum” to allow students to experience the rewards of outdoor exploration as an extension of their academic life. Students engage in a variety of inquiry-driven projects in a rooftop garden, including wildlife and plant data collection, investigations of vascular plant structures, collection of forensic evidence from a mock crime scene, writing using sensory descriptions, painting, and documentary filmmaking. The garden also serves as a living language laboratory for the school’s large population of English language learners.

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