Provides stimulating activities for the classroom environment.
Emphasizes visual cues, kinesthetic, auditory and therapeutic learning as well as written and verbal communication.
Create a nurturing connection to nature and encourage conscious food decisions.
Our S.T.E.A.M. curriculum is guided by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 set forth in 2015, as well as the National Student Standards established in 2004 by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the academic standards within the MassCore framework. Activities and projects focus on academic, career, personal and social development as well as environmental stewardship and the importance of maintaining connection to nature.
Scientific concepts related to biology are explored through plant development and topics in chemistry are explored through management of abiotic growing factors including pH and electrical conductivity of the growing system. Technological advancements in alternative food production methods support classroom gardens as a viable avenue to sustainability concepts. Engineering their own growing systems will spark student creativity. Artistic expression is encouraged through open-ended questions to relevant issues requiring creative solutions. Math concepts are woven through our curriculum through data collection and analysis, providing students with opportunities to track garden productivity and improve the growing process over time.
Our Special Education curriculum is designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles and personalities. These activities emphasize visual cues, kinesthetic learning, auditory and verbal communication. Our Care Farming curriculum was developed with the support of Seven Hills Foundation to ensure all our activities and lessons are universally accessible.