Capstone Project Title
Environmental education is a key component to building ecoliteracy in childhood. Due to the current climate crisis, developing a sense of ecoliteracy in the next generation is essential to slowing the effects of climate change. When students are given the opportunity to interact with nature on a regular basis, the connection between humans and their environment becomes that much stronger. Unfortunately, in the current public education system, little to no importance is placed on teaching science, let alone environmental science. A school garden offers an opportunity to provide students with more outdoor learning opportunities. This capstone uses a combination of surveys, literature reviews, and reflections to help address the research question, How can implementing a school garden promote ecoliteracy in elementary aged children? The booklet is presented in the form of a printable guide that shows how to properly build and implement a school garden.The research shows the link between outdoor learning opportunities and ecoliteracy.
Environmental Studies, Science
Murphy, Kelsie, "Utilizing a School Garden to Promote Ecoliteracy in Elementary Aged Children" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 925.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects