Sep 20th, 2014

Pre-Service Teachers & Grad Students from Virginia State University Learn about Inquiry-Based Learning


VSU students planting parsley at the entrance to the Children’s Garden .

A group of pre-service teachers, grad students and faculty from the Education, Biology, and Agriculture departments at  Virginia State University participated in a hands-on workshop with Children’s Garden program developers Kristi Orcutt and Kristin Mullen.

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VSU students measuring the Darlington oak in the Grace Arents Garden

As part of a National Science Foundation  grant, the pre-service teachers ‘dug into learning’ in the Central Garden, Children’s Garden Farm Garden, at the compost bin, on the Tree Trail, and under the Darlington Oak in Grace Arents Garden. They’ll each use their experiences here to develop a multi-disciplinary inquiry-based lesson for their Science Exploration Day on September 27th.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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