When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3:00-4:30pm
Where: Scarfe 310
Looking for a research opportunity that is meaningful and relevant to our community? The Cultivating Learning Network (CLN) is looking for new researchers! Come to this information session to learn about the CLN and the opportunities for getting involved with or developing new research with our garden-based education programs. For more information, please contact Stacy Friedman @ email@example.com, 604-822-4842 or visit our websites: http://landedlearning.edcp.educ.ubc.ca/ and http://theorchardgarden.blogspot.ca/.
The Intergenerational Landed Learning Project (ILLP) at the UBC Farm is a teaching, learning, and research project in the Faculty of Education that works with community volunteers, UBC students, public school teachers, and elementary students. In the program, volunteers work in intergenerational groups of one elder, one younger volunteer, and 3-5 elementary children to learn with and from nature and to cultivate habits of earth stewardship and healthy living. Throughout the school year the groups meet regularly to plan and plant gardens, tend to organic crops, harvest and cook fresh produce, and enjoy healthy foods in community. Through 12 Farm visits and integrated classroom explorations, youth learn across the discipline in hands-on ways, develop self-awareness and self-efficacy, and connect to the natural world and with a community of caring adults.
The UBC Orchard Garden at Totem Field is a place where teachers learn to teach across the curriculum in a school garden with garden as co-teacher. The Orchard Garden offers a series of Saturday workshops and Community Field Experience placements for hundreds of teacher candidates, grows food for Agora Café, and engages UBC students in leadership and garden-based research projects.
Research with the CLN has spanned from teacher practices to social-emotional learning, from intergenerational relationships to place-based learning, from children’s food choices to environmental impacts of garden-based learning, from arts to sciences. These are unique learning settings for a wide-range of research. Come find out how your research interests can be explored in these settings.
Stacy Friedman, MA
Program Manager l Intergenerational Landed Learning Project
Faculty of Education l The University of British Columbia