School Garden Summit 2018 Saskatoon, SK

There is a growing and vibrant school gardening community across Canada, collectively strengthening the relationships students have with agriculture, gardening, their food system and their environment.

School gardens help make learning come alive!

March 2 & 3, 2018

Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and Little Green Thumbs are excited to offer opportunities for educators to gather and share how the garden-based education has come alive in their learning communities. Whether you are a beginner or a garden veteran, join us this March to learn and share innovative strategies for engaging students through garden-based education.

Registration opens December 15, 2017

Check out last years School Garden Conference here.

2 days of dynamic speakers, resource sharing and inspiration.
Open to All Educators

Learning will include...

Educators across our province are discovering school gardens as a means of improving academic achievement, promoting healthy nutrition, demonstrating the principles of stewardship, and building curiosity, communication and character. School gardens, whether in- or outdoor, offer an incomparable atmosphere for hands-on learning activities that strengthen academic, personal and social skills.
Network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders and innovative educators.

Have a story or idea you'd like to share?

Call for Presentation Proposals

Deadline December 8th, 2017

We are accepting workshop and presentation proposals from individuals, schools and organizations employing garden-based education practices or advancing environmental, agriculture, food literacy and nature-based education. Please press apply and fill out a short survey with your presentation details. We will notify those selected by January 12th, 2017.

There are two presentation formats:

1. BREAKOUT SESSION: Presentation or Workshop Format (60 minutes). This is a lecture style presentation, as an opportunity for sharing/discussion of a certain idea(s) or topic. Hands-on elements are welcome but not required.

2. SHARING CIRCLE: Share the work that you are doing or your knowledge/excitement about a particular idea to a table of participants (20 minutes x 3 sessions). Each presenter will be joined by 10 people at their table during the Sharing Circle session. Each presenter will share their story and idea for 5-10 minutes, followed by questions and 10 minutes of conversation with table participants. This is a fantastic opportunity to share successes, lessons learned, innovative ideas and how you are working in your classroom or community.

Please press APPLY and fill out a short form with information regarding your proposed presentation. Selected presenters will be notified by January 12th, 2018. Presenters will receive a discounted rate when registration opens in December. Some bursaries will be available. Please contact Brit at bmacdonald@aitc.sk.ca with any questions.

Join a community of teachers discovering the magic of school gardens!

Uncover simple strategies to bring garden education to life in your classroom.

Learn what works from experienced teachers and initiatives.

Learn how garden-based education can inspire curiosity, engage diverse learners and deepen food literacy, nature-based & agriculture education.

Registration will open in December 2017

Questions? Please contact Brit at bmacdonald@aitc.sk.ca or 306-850-1342.

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