Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic in today’s society. Society as a whole benefits from having an environmentally conscious citizen who can make an informed impact on social issues involving natural resources. As future educators, it is our responsibility to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to become an active part of repairing our planet. Research suggests that school gardens can be a powerful tool in promoting outdoor education, encouraging positive peer relationships, and building strong communities, while teaching sustainability concepts. I propose teachers who receive school support, collaborate with committed volunteers, and acquire access to the appropriate resources are prepared to confidently educate students on ecological conservation through school gardens.
Cobb, Hannah and Hasenauer, Madisen, "Integrating Gardening as a Tool to Teach the Concept of Sustainability to Elementary School Students" (2015). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 518.