Garden & Nature-Based Education
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Ensuring Communities & Nature Thrive
Openlands believes that gardens and nature are a great way to connect people to the world and each other. Our program includes a series of workshops that are offered throughout the calendar year with class and field components. Lessons are taught by local experts focused on maintaining school gardens in an environmentally sustainable manner, teaching climate-focused and environmental justice curricula and tools to engage students and school communities in the natural world.
Held throughout the year, Openlands’ Garden and Nature-Based Education workshops and opportunities are great for teachers and garden teams to network and earn ISBE or CPDU professional developer credits.
Upcoming Education Events
Garden & Nature-based Education
School Garden Growth Grants
Openlands provides schools in our network with hands-on support in developing and maintaining their school garden teams or their existing school gardens through grants.