Teaching Safari was developed because we were not satisfied simply educating students in a traditional classroom…we wanted to expand the learning environment and show how classroom curriculum can be studied and applied in the real world. Our mission was to help develop interesting and engaging field trips that reinforce classroom concepts through standards-based tour itineraries. Our featured “safari” this month- Plan, Plant, Cultivate, Harvest, and Celebrate- is a prime example of that concept.
This Teaching Safari experience will help introduce your students to the healthful and relaxing benefits of cultivating their own garden. Students will be guided through a series of educational activities to aid in learning about the environment and how mankind interacts with it.
Each group will be led by a certified instructor and will utilize tools of the trade (trowels, shovels, rakes, etc.) to discover how their hard work can figuratively and literally bare fruit. Students will use dirt, seeds, compost, plants, and more to completely design, plant, nurture, and harvest their own gardens.
The program culminates with a Harvesting Festival with friends and neighbors to celebrate the fruits of their labor, as well as setting up a stand at a local farmers market to sell and promote their produce. All proceeds will be donated to a charity chosen by the group.
This program begins March 1 and runs through September 30. To learn more about Teaching Safari and other programs that are offered, visit TeachingSafari.com.