Here’s a photo summary from our summer adventures.
This afternoon at Third Sunday Nature Play we’ve got supplies for you and your family to do some storytelling with small clothespin people and view our materials from Summer School Programs. Take a self-guided Quest in the Pinetum, with a handmade map from our Sprouts.
About the new Gardening for Stewarship Enrichment Program:
We piloted the Gardening for Stewardship Enrichment Program during the summer in the GEC Learning Garden and Montgomery Pinetum with the support of 19 Sprouts & Seedlings (age 3-6) onsite, and with our enthusiastic Mushrooms Toddler Group (age 1-3) and their caregivers. In addition, thanks to a grant awarded to the Greenwich Public Schools from the Greenwich Alliance for Education, we were able to bring the Gardening for Stewardship Enrichment pilot to 168 Sprouts & Seedlings in our school Outreach at the GPS Summer School Program.
This Enrichment is being offered in the fall to classrooms and after-school programs, to help them explore green spaces in their school grounds, gardens, borrowed classroom composting bins, and windowsills. Please contact youth.director@gecgreenwich . org for more information, or to volunteer in Second Sunday Teens (age 12-17) for community service hours.
The curriculum was developed as part of Ms. D’s studies at Antioch University in their Nature-Based Early Childhood program. It was also inspired by a visit to the the Game of Village in Nelson, NH, which is a more complex homesteading with “peeps” geared towards 4th-8th graders. Their materials are available at http://www.thegameofvillage.com/