Klorane Botanical Foundation + KidsGardening Announce Academy for Global Citizenship Winner of Budding Botanist Grant
Celebratory Award Event To Take Place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
One of six winning schools across the country, Academy for Global Citizenship has been awarded a Budding Botanist Grant package valued at $3000 in cash and supplies to provide resources for creating important learning gardens with their students. The school was selected for its commitment to teaching environmental sustainability and biodiversity and will utilize the Budding Botanist Grant to support their gardens that incorporate the harvest into their cafeteria. The Academy also offers a student-run mobile farmers market to bring locally-grown, organic produce to their whole community.
According to the Academy's Sustainability Coordinator, Marney Coleman, "With food and gardening as a central teaching tool, students learn the power of their daily choices to improve their own wellbeing as well as the health of their communities and the earth."
"Students graduate with a strong understanding of natural systems and a responsibility towards their communities and the planet," continued Coleman. "Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade participate in inquiry-based activities integrated into each grade level's core curriculum that are also designed to address students' social and emotional needs."
On Tuesday, May 22, the Klorane Botanical Foundation and KidsGardening will help host an award ceremony and garden project at the school in celebration of receiving the Budding Botanist Grant, and to raise awareness around the impact of teaching children to protect nature through growing, caring for and living with plants.
● Date: Tuesday, May 22
● Time: 8:30 AM to 9 AM Student-led Tour of School & Garden / 9 AM to 10:30 AM Award Ceremony & Garden Project
● Address: Academy for Global Citizenship, 4647 W. 47th Street, Chicago, IL, 773.582.1100
If you're interested in attending or for more information, please contact the Academy for Global Citizenship at 773.582.1100 or one of the following KidsGardening team members:
KidsGardening Local Contact:
Emily Shipman 802.222.7884
Maree Gaetani 802.324.3699
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON THE 2018 BUDDING BOTANIST GRANT, KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION AND/OR KIDSGARDENING
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