Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Opening for elementary class at Landed Learning! Great opportunity!

Are you a Grade 4, 5, 6, or 7 teacher who is 
passionate about earth stewardship, food education, and garden-based learning?
Apply for your class to participate in the
Intergenerational Landed Learning Project!

The Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm for the Environment project is a unique education and research initiative of the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC, that brings together children, educators, and multigenerational volunteers to explore how holistic experiences in a farming/gardening project on an urban farm can foster understanding of and respect for land-food-human connections.
The Landed Learning school year program currently has an opening for an intermediate (grade 4-7) class from Vancouver School District #39 to join our farm-based environmental education project during the 2012-2013 school year.  Participating classes take part in 10 - 11 UBC Farm Days plus 1 - 2 program-related work days at their schools throughout the school-year where student groups work cooperatively with community volunteers (“Farm Friends”) to plan, plant, tend, harvest, prepare, and eat foods they grow in their own garden beds.
Participating teachers will collaborate with other teachers in the program and with the Landed Learning Project team from the Faculty of Education, UBC, to develop and document holistic, school- and farm-based curricula.  Four to six additional planning meetings and related activities will occur at your school and the UBC farm during the 2012-2013 school year.  

The application is due Sunday, March 25, 2012  

We hope to have an electronic version of the application on our new project website over spring break, but there may be some delays in getting the website up.  Interested teachers may request notification when the website is live or complete the attached Word version of the application.  Please direct all inquiries and submit the application to landedlearning@gmail.comor fax 604-822-4714, ATTN: Stacy Friedman.  
For more information on the project, please visit our website 

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