School Grounds & Gardens

kids learning outdoors

  • Learn how to incorporate school grounds and gardens into academic curricula.
  • Integrate the outdoor classroom and foster collaboration with the district maintenance staff and start an edible garden, eliminate the use of pesticides, and plant native species and remove invasive species.
  • Improve school grounds while connecting to nature with projects such as building trails on your school’s campus or planting shade trees.

For more information about stormwater projects contact Eric Lambert at Eric.Lambert@clark.wa.gov. For more information about garden projects, visit the WSU Clark County Extension and the Master Gardener Program, or contact Erika Johnson at erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu.


Resources: free garden-centric curriculum, lesson plans, lending libraries, how-to's, and more!

Washington Agriculture in the Classroom 

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom 

WSDA Farm to School Activities and Education resources

Kids Gardening

Children & Nature Network

City of Vancouver Urban Forestry

Friends of Trees

 

Waste Reduction

Learn to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost) to decrease the waste that goes into landfills.

Video Resources

Check out these videos to be shown in the classroom or during morning announcements. They can be a great educational tool and support your sustainability, recycling and composting efforts.