Youth Educational & Curriculum Resources

BEETLES Project Provides student guides and instructor support materials for nature-centered outdoor science lessons that connect with NGSS. BEETLES Project.

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom offers online teaching resources for anyone educating students K-12. https://learnaboutag.org/resources/index.cfm

Captain Planet Foundation created an online School Garden Cookbook (PDF) with recipes for cool-weather and warm-weather harvests that are easy to incorporate into the classroom.  https://captainplanetfoundation.org/programs/project-learning-garden/cooking-cart/cookbook/

Collective School Garden Network provides resources for each step of managing a school garden, including planning, planting, promotion, and teaching in the garden.  http://www.csgn.org/steps

Cornell University Garden-Based Learning program offers activities, lessons, and curriculum that cover a variety of subjects, like art and math.  http://gardening.cals.cornell.edu/lessons/curricula/

Edible Schoolyard provides resources for the school garden ranging from lesson plans, program development, and school food reform.  https://edibleschoolyard.org/resource-search

George Watts Montessori developed curriculum for grades 1-3, focused on the garden.  https://growinggardeners.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lcng_lower_el.pdf

Growing Minds Farm to School offers lesson plans, garden activities, related literature, trainings and workshops.  https://growing-minds.org/teaching-resources/

Junior Master Gardener Program is designed to allow your class or individual to become a “Junior Master Gardener.”  Children will gain hands-on learning experiences with the community and the gardens. http://jmgkids.us/what-is-jmg/get-started/

Kids Gardening provides educator resources like curriculum, lesson plans, garden designs, and activities for the garden.  https://kidsgardening.org/educator-resources/

Life Lab promotes experiential learning for all ages through farm- and garden-based education, including children’s camps, field trips, youth and internship programs and teacher workshops. https://www.lifelab.org/for-educators/schoolgardens/

Missouri Botanical Garden offers online curriculum and resources for school garden education. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover/students-teachers/educational-resources/online-educational-resources.aspx#3307

Nature’s Notebooks offers materials for educators to incorporate nature into their classrooms. https://usanpn.org/nn/educate/activites

National Farm to School Network offers a vast resource database includes curriculum, trainings, and webinars on local food sourcing, school gardens, and agricultural education.  http://www.farmtoschool.org/Default.aspx?PageID=11564010&EID=28076867&CID=8425401

Nourish offers a Nourish Curriculum Guide that contains curriculum ideas, learning activities, and student handouts. https://www.nourishlife.org/teach/curriculum/

Science NetLinks offers science lesson plans for K-12. http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/

Whole Kids Foundation offers their Salad Bars to Schools Grant Program, free online tools to improve lunch programs, and school garden curriculum and resources. https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/filewrapper/?filename=https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/downloads/pdfs/AHA_WKF_Garden_Curriculum_rev4.2.pdf