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  • Apga powerpoint 2007 or 2010 verson for sharon

    1. 1. Formal Education at Public Gardens<br />Patsy Benveniste, Vice PresidentEducation and Community Programs<br />2011 APGA Presentation<br />
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    6. 6. What Does “Formal Education” Mean?<br />Formal education in public gardens means<br />lessons, activities and classes that<br />Convene students (of any age) in a structured way under the guidance of a subject-qualified teacher<br />Have defined educational goals with associated curricula and materials<br />Are capable of evaluation and replication<br />
    7. 7. What is its Use?<br />Formal education programs<br />Signal a garden’s philosophy, values and future direction<br />Allow the garden to communicate in depth with the larger knowledge community<br />Effect change<br />
    8. 8. What is Formal Education’s Leverage Power?<br />Benefits the garden’s ongoing operations<br />Inspires and motivates short and long term goals<br />Influences public discourse and action about the environment <br />Shapes innovation in the education system <br />Brings sustainable practices and behaviors to broad awareness<br />
    9. 9. Who are the Audiences?<br />Early Childhood<br />Elementary school students<br />After school students (Scouts, etc.)<br />Child specialty<br />High School students – in school and summer<br />College students – in school and summer<br />Post-graduate students<br />Teachers, PreK-12<br />Adult life-long learners<br />Adult landscape workers<br />Adult certificate students<br />Adult healthcare and design professionals<br />Corporate sustainability managers<br />Human service agency sites<br />City and county environmental managers (forest preserve districts, natural areas managers)<br />
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    35. 35. Richard J. Daley College<br />Arturo Velasquez West Side Technical Institute/ Continuing Education<br />
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    38. 38. Informal <br />Programs<br />Kids &<br /> Families<br />Secondary,<br /> Undergrad and<br /> Grad Studies<br />K-8<br />School Field <br />Trips<br />Teacher<br /> Training<br />Library <br />Collections<br />Garden Site<br /> Education<br />Science Camps<br /> &<br /> After-School<br />Health &<br /> Wellness<br />Adult <br />Continuing<br /> Education<br />
    39. 39. Community<br />Garden <br />Support<br />Hort Therapy <br />for Clients at<br />Agency Sites<br />School Garden<br /> Assistance<br />Off-Site<br /> Education<br />Adult workforce<br /> training &<br /> certification<br />School-based <br />teacher and<br /> student<br /> training<br />Youth Training <br />In <br />Communities<br />
    40. 40. Hybrid<br /> Teaching and<br />Certification <br /> Programs<br />Consultation,<br />design and staff<br /> training services<br />K-8 Curriculum<br />dissemination<br /> & training<br />Hybrid<br /> Education <br />Cooperative, <br />Multi-garden<br />Initiatives<br />Collaborative,<br /> multi-site adult <br />courses<br />Citizen Science<br />programs<br />
    41. 41. Hallmarks of Good Programs<br />Place-based<br />Project-based<br />Developmentally appropriate<br />Accessible<br />Internally collaborative<br />Responsive to external standards<br />Evaluated <br />
    42. 42. Basic Rules for Delivery and Management <br />Education programs should be <br />Reflective of the garden’s larger mission<br />Able to take full advantage of the garden’s natural and designed spaces<br />Sensitive to the audience<br />Internally collaborative<br />Connected with the larger community<br />Business smart<br />
    43. 43. Start with Staff<br />Hire an educator first!<br />Quality trumps quantity -- and sustains itself over time<br />Find a way to offer professional development on a regular basis<br />Put educators in dialogue with other department staff, no silos allowed<br />Welcome volunteer expertise and assistance, but manage it carefully<br />
    44. 44. Funding the Programs<br />Garden-based programs are sexy to funders<br />A balance of earned and raised revenue signals astute management<br />Ambitious programs evolve over time: “under promise and over deliver”<br />Understandand implementongoing program evaluation<br />
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    46. 46. “HUMAN HISTORY CAN BE UNDERSTOOD<br />AS THE RACE BETWEEN <br />CATASTROPHE AND EDUCATION.”<br />H.G. Wells <br />

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