Gardening and STEAM: What can we do from a distance?
From Blair Banks
Gardening and STEAM/ What can we do from a distance?
How do you garden in a pandemic? Virtually of course! While my students couldn't visit our garden, I could and I made videos of what was growing and videotaped cooking lessons for my students to be shared through our virtual platform. Our school garden is integrated into our STEAM program to support all the elements of STEAM. We've planted seasonal and pollinator specific plants and created a sensory garden that was repurposed as a play area during socially distanced recess. It became an area of exploration and independent learning where students could find joy and curiosity. Community partnerships keep our garden growing and changing and we are currently planning a food forest for our students to enjoy.