Celebrate Schools Gardens & Living Schoolyards Month on Tuesday, May 26th!

You are invited to a brief presentation, celebration, refreshments and a garden visit on Tuesday, May 26th from 5 – 7pm at Salmon Creek School: 1935 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA 95465.

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) invites School Garden, Living Learnscape and Ecological Literacy champions to join them for an evening to celebrate your dedicated service at the Salmon Creek School in Occidental. Special guest Dr. Ming Wei Koh of the Kohala Center and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) will share an international perspective on the role of garden-based learning in living schoolyards around the world. A Montessori educator with her PhD in Sustainability Education, her dissertation is an inspiring reference: Discovering Learning, Discovering Self: the effects of an interdisciplinary, standards-based school garden curriculum on elementary students in Hawai’i.

Assembly member Phil Ting of San Francisco authored the Living Schoolyard Month Resolution (ACR-128) to be honored this May. Check out the Living Schoolyard Activity Guide and send photos of your students’ experiences.

RSVP here.  Please bring your colleagues and loved ones to honor your incredible work!  Please feel free to email Vanessa Carter, Resilient Schools Program Director at OAEC, with any questions: vanessa@oaec.org.

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