As part of this project, EcoAmbassadeurs’ partner school will identify a suitable space or land for setting up a community garden with an interactive and entertaining educational approach.
The project that we offer to our partner schools is called “Eco-Champions”. It is flexible and can take several forms according to the interests of the pupils of each school. From this standpoint, EcoAmbassadeurs will develop and tailor an educational kit to encourage a day or a week of gardening at school for students and their teachers. The Kit will be a complete tool made up of the following different components:
– 1 interactive guide which will include a series of activities specifying the course of the sessions;
– 1 practical guide about crops containing advice for starting or developing a garden project in a school, some posters about gardening: posters illustrating the diversity of cultivable plants at school / easy gardening techniques, etc.
The choice of location and demarcation of the future educational garden is essential to be decided at the start of the project. This space will be determined by the school. If the space cannot be provided in the schoolyard, the school will contact the municipal team to see if there is any municipal land adjacent to the school that could be allocated to the creation of the garden.
The school with the support of EcoAmbassadeurs will also plan the maintenance of the garden during the school break periods, particularly during the summer. In this case school will check with the municipal employee (s) about what needs to be done (whether to use or not to use phytosanitary products for example depending on what was desired in the educational project), if we are using municipal land. We will also highlight on the educational interests for children and show that the implementation is quite easy. Photos and videos will be posted on the school, school council and EcoAmbassadeurs’ website and social media.
A – Designing of an educational kit to support gardening at school and provide learning to students and their teachers.
The kit will be a comprehensive tool consisting of the following elements of support:
– 1 Interactive guide comprising of a series of activities specifying the course of the sessions.
– 1 practical guide on crops which will consist of tips to start and develop a school project on gardening, posters on gardening : posters illustrating the diverse plants which can be grown in the school / techniques on easy gardening, etc.
B – Providing educational ressources
1 – Providing interactive presentations which can be presented in a virtual or face to face mode explaining the steps in setting up an educational garden
2 – Providing presentation about options on how to create an educational garden.
3 – Designing a guide or creating ressources which talk about teachers undergoing self-study