On April 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. (PT), Sprouts Farmers Market’s Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, in collaboration with the School Garden Support OrganizationNetwork, will present the first-ever virtual garden-based learning event with lessons taught by students at school garden sites across the country. Held during National Garden Month, the 45-minute virtual event, “Growing School Gardens: Seeding a Healthy Future for Our Youth,” will have an estimated audience of 500 elementary schools. The student-led lessons will show how school gardens are furthering nutrition and environmental literacy, STEM education, and social–emotional wellness. Livestreamed activities will begin in Hawaii and end in Washington, DC, on such topics as Cultural Connections Between Plants, People, Food and Land; Environmental Design in the School Garden; Community and Youth Development; and We Are Scientists in the Garden.
Plus: Nonprofit organizations may apply for a Sprouts Healthy Communities FoundationNeighborhood Grant of between $2,500 and $10,000 to provide children with access to healthful food and/or nutrition education. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2021.
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation live into classrooms through virtual speakers and fieldtrips with leading experts across the globe.
Quadratec is taking their love for all things environmental and asking educators why they feel they would make a great fit for the Quadratec Energize the Environment grant program. Twice a year, Quadratec offers a grant of $3,500 to an individual or group pursuing a program or initiative designed to benefit the environment.
Winner of more than 40 US and international film festival prizes, the eco-documentary Kiss the Ground unveils a game-changer: we can reverse global warming, and Earth’s soil is the solution. By regenerating earth, we can completely and rapidly stabilize our planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies.