Imagine a planet without butterflies, birds, and bees — and people who don’t know why these pollinators are important. Many of our children are growing up without understanding — or ever seeing — where their food comes from. Entire populations don’t understand why water is incredibly precious. Our children need to learn how to help protect our environment and how to respect the planet we call home.
Living Classroom lessons are empowering the next generation by growing environmental champions, inquisitive learners, and healthy eaters who know where their food comes from. Living Classroom makes science come alive.
During shelter in place, Living Classroom staff pivoted again and again in order to continue to provide hands-on, standards-aligned lessons via distance learning, and to be prepared - however manner students came back - when school resumed in August. Our outstanding staff is now creating an entirely new lesson-delivery model for the future as well.
We must continue to provide our elementary school kids with the opportunity to learn about science and nature and where their food comes from in an authentic and engaging manner.
Now more than ever we know that learning about climate and the environment is critical to our childrens’ futures. Research demonstrates positive associations between garden-based learning and engagement of students, especially for students considered to be disengaged from the school system.
Children need the healing connection and love of nature that will sustain them — and our planet!
Your support makes it possible for Living Classroom students to continue learning why our climate and our environment are essential for our world’s future.
Through your generosity, Living Classroom is able to provide garden-based science, math, and social studies lessons to students both while at home and in the classroom. We could not provide this level of service without you.
As we near the end of this historic year, Living Classroom needs your generosity more than ever. A monthly donation of $50 or more will assure that our educators have the lesson materials needed for each lesson. A gift of $500 will provide support for creating a new virtual learning lesson. A gift of $100 will assure that we can continue to develop another distance learning lesson.
As we near the end of 2020, the Board and staff of Living Classroom wish you and your family a safe and healthy holiday season and a wonderful new year. We are beyond grateful for your support and confidence in our work.
Board of Directors, Living Classroom
P.S. Living Classroom brings nature to every child with every lesson. Every child is welcome in our gardens, where learning differences, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background makes no difference to learning or enjoyment.