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- Plan, implement, and evaluate garden-based food literacy workshops for a Grade 1/2 class at Livingstone Elementary School
Areas of Focus
- Food literacy
- Garden-based education
- Educational program development and evaluation
- Garden-based food literacy
- Experience in a K-12 educational setting
- David Livingstone Elementary School (315 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver).
- Willingness (and energy levels) to engage with Grade 1/2 students!
What is the Opportunity?
Organization name: David Livingstone Elementary School
Mission of organization: The mission of David Livingstone Elementary School is to foster lifelong learning through personal student growth in physical, emotional, intellectual and social development in the context of our ever-changing world. Our Code of Conduct is: Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible.
Description of project opportunity: We are hoping that students in our Grade 1/2 class will partner up with LFS 350 students to explore garden-based activities and learning through food literacy workshops.
- Engage the students in an interest in agricultural, nutrition and a general curiosity around school gardens
- Create enough interest that generates a lot of questions
- Patience and humour are always good too
Skills to be developed through the opportunity:
- Garden-based food literacy
- Problem Solving
- Collaboration and Team Building
Project location: David Livingstone Elementary School (315 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver). Project will take place at the elementary school in a Grade 5/6 classroom. We are very close to Main street (Main & 25th), so the school is very accessible via public transport.
Days of week and hours project will take place?: Our school day is 9am to 3pm, so anytime between that would be ideal.
Primary contact for the students:
- Darren Mitzel, Principal
- Julie Paris, classroom teacher
Email: Julie Paris firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conduct a series of food literacy workshops for an elementary school audience
- Discuss what is required to prepare the school garden and get it ready for the Spring. Also explore what vegetables can be planted and harvested during our Lower Mainland Winters.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively in a community setting
Livingstone students will learn:
- What is required to clean and prepare the school garden for winter
- Vegetables that can be planted and harvested in the Winter, Spring and early Summer
- Importance of a properly prepared garden to ensure a successful Spring planting season
- Greater connection and community building with our local University (UBC)
- LFS 350 students will be seen as role models and leaders for the Grade 1/2 class and the potential impact/importance of attending a post secondary school