Issue 3: Education for Community Building
Resources for Ecological Schoolyards
Children's Landscape, Norway
Excellent content, links, and photographs from school and playground projects around the world.
A green school grounds program run by the Foundation for Environmental Education, a European organization with branches in 21 countries.
Extensive links to resources and case studies for all types of ecological school ground projects.
355 Adelaide Street West, Fifth Floor
Call toll free: 1-888-426-3138
Canadian national nonprofit with "a mandate to bring nature to our cities." Evergreen's Learning Grounds program applies to this idea to school grounds. Excellent publications.
Green Teacher Magazine
PO Box 452
Niagara Falls, NY 14304-0452
T: 416 960 1244, F: 416 925 3474
"A magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels." Many articles focus on school grounds.
Kidsgardening, National Gardening Association
1100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 800-538-7476 (800-LETSGRO)
Kidsgardening Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
A website sponsored by the National Gardening Association, dedicated to greening schoolyards through school gardens and related composting programs. Useful related curriculum ideas.
Learning Through Landscapes
The Law Courts
SO23 9DLT: 01962 845811
Nonprofit membership organization working to improve school grounds in the United Kingdom. Encourages schools to develop multifaceted outdoor teaching resources. Outstanding publications available through website.
Natural Learning Initiative
College of Design
200 Pullen Road
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7701, USA
Started by landscape architect and author Robin Moore at North Carolina State University. Site offers showcase projects, training for educators, publications, and other resources.
North American Association for Environmental Education
2000 P Street NW, Suite 540
Washington DC 20036
Tel: (202) 419-0412 ~ Fax: (202) 419-0415
A network of environmental education professionals and students in North America. Hosts annual environmental education conferences and publishes related materials.
Schoolyard Wildlife Habitats, National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5362
This program encourages schools to construct and enhance wildlife habitats on their grounds. They also offer a certification program for schoolyard habitats.
New Village Press
PO Box 3049, Oakland, CA 94609
New website www.newvillagepress.net
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