Saturday, March 26, 2011

Creating Outdoor Classrooms: Schoolyard Habitats and Gardens for the Southwest

"Creating Outdoor : Schoolyard Habitats and Gardens for the Southwest"
Lauri Macmillan Johnson,
University of Texas Press | July 15, 2008 | ISBN: 0292717466 | 211 pages | PDF | 29,3 MB

Schoolyards have come a long way from the barren playgrounds that many people remember. Today's school campuses often feature gardens in which students can learn about native plants and wildlife, grow vegetables and fruit, explore cultural traditions, practice reading and math skills, and use their imaginations to create fun play spaces. And for a growing number of urban students, these schoolyard gardens offer the best, if not the only, opportunity to experience the natural world firsthand and enjoy its many benefits. This book is a practical, hands-on guide for creating a variety of learning environments in the arid Southwest. Filled with clear, easy-to-use information and illustrated with photographs, drawings, and plans, the book covers everything necessary to create schoolyard gardens


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