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Jamestown Elementary School PTA November 2014 Growing Outdoor Learning and Sustainability

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Presentation for Jamestown Elementary School PTA on Outdoor Learning and Sustainability. Discussion of our community, vision, goals, wishlists, budget and funding sources - and programs and projects for 2014 - 2015.


  • 1. Growing Outdoor Learningand SustainabilityJamestown Elementary School PTANovember 2014

2. Our Community 3. CARES Cooperation Assertion Responsibility Empathy Self-Control Values and AcademicsOutdoor Learning Helps Us Grow 4. Partners Students Teaching Staff Administrators Parents PTA CommunityPartners nonprofits andbusinesses 5. Our Goals Increase awareness,appreciation, stewardship Cultivate project-based andplace-based learning Create a healthy environment Increase biodiversity Increase inclusion Increase environmental literacy 6. Mentor staff Curriculum integration Educational Program Budget and fund Risk management Green Team Parents and Partnersupport Assess and feedbackStrategies 7. #1 Explore, Discover and Wonder 8. Maintenance and Support 9. Maintenance and Support 10. Funding and Budget 11. PTA Visiting Horticulturalist Stipend PTA Outdoor Classroom Fund PTA Funding for Grounds Maintenance PTA Funding for Eagle Scout Projects PTA Funding for Audio PA APS Science Fund PTA Classroom/Instructional Funds And others e.g. Library Fund Grant for Outdoor Education ProjectsFunding Sources 12. Grounds Maintenance Wheats Year-round? What is realistic? Needs discussion Eagle Scouts Projects Pathway in Courtyard Digging Box near GymFunding Wishlist Audio PA 13. Soil Testing and SoilAmendments Tools and Equipmentincludes Wheelbarrows Microscopes (throughAPS Science Fund) Lesson ToolkitsOutdoor Classroom Expenses 14. Labeling and Signage Plantings Native, non-native,edibles Assess, donations andbuy Books (through LibraryFunds)Outdoor Classroom Expenses 15. Outdoor Learning Pre-K to 5 16. Wildlife ObservationProject Bird Feeding Station Smithsonian Bridgingthe Americas Monarch Watch Journey North Tulips Green Team Farm to Schooland many many othersPrograms and Projects 17. Celebrate! 18. Email Newsletters Twitter and Facebook Website Jamestown Garden page Garden Work Days SignupGenius or justshow up!Communications 19. Questions?Chris PayackSecond Grade, Science Lead [email protected] Van DykeGreen STEM [email protected] us