The concept for the 2020 Outdoor Classrooms Summit is to bring The Seeds of Inspiration for Outdoor Learning Card Deck to life through conversations with early learning leaders from the nature-based movement. The deck offers options for teachers, parents, and communities who want to make an Outdoor Classroom on a shoestring budget, but don’t know where to start.
The deck features photographs from The Four Types of Gardens: along with, design and nature-based curriculum prompt questions. The card deck works as an idea generator that has also inspired the Outdoor Classroom Summit.
Let’s bring the Gardens that Attract Wildlife to life with our featured 2020 Leaders.
Gardens that Attract Wildlife incorporates the food, shelter, sustainable practice and places to raise young. They are havens for butterflies, bugs, and birders and can be certified by the National Wildlife Federation.
FEATURED LEADERS: Ward Johnson from Save Our Monarchs and David Newsom from The Wild Yards Project
Ward Johnson and his wife are co-founders of Save Our Monarchs which is a Foundation devoted to saving the monarch butterfly from extinction by promoting the planting of milkweed across the US. The good news is that in 2018-2019 the migration from Mexico to the US was up 140% over the previous year, the first time since 1992 that there has been an increase. Come learn how you can help save the Monarchs.
David Newsom from “The Wild Yards Project”, a self-taught naturalist and a native-habitat gardener who lives with his wife and two kids in Los Angeles. A recovering member of the film and television community he still believes -madly, deeply -in the story, especially ones that change the world. Come learn how he started The Wild Yards Project and what his plants told him what to do.
Learn more about Gardens that Feed HERE.