Capstone Project Title
Dr. Kelly Killorn-Moravec
Garden-based education has been around for more than a century. It is one of the many outdoor learning strategies used by modern teachers. Gardens provide an engaging, safe, and interesting place to learn. However, teachers face a number of challenges when teaching in an outdoor setting. In order to decide if those efforts are justified a study of the research relating to outdoor education was conducted. The literature review revealed that outdoor learning offers benefits to student learning, physical and mental health, and overall development. This literature review informed the creation of a cross-content curriculum project. The lessons that make up the curriculum project address language arts, math, science and social studies topics and utilize a school garden to access the advantages of outdoor learning.
Warming, Dane, "Developing A Garden-Based Curriculum For Middle School Content Enrichment" (2017). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 25.