What We Do
Education Outside is committed to advancing science in San Francisco public schools, outdoors. We believe that outdoor classrooms, conduits to nature on school grounds, are the epicenters of 21st-century learning, environmental sustainability, and innovation. In collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District, our Corps for Education Outside staff delivers standards-based, outdoor science education to elementary school students.
Check out our new film, "Open the Classroom Door," to see our work in action.
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How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers, by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Pringle of Education Outside
"It's all here: developing the concept, planning, fund-raising, organizing, designing the space, preparing the site, working with parents and schools, teaching in the garden, planting, harvesting, and even cooking, with kid-friendly recipes and year-round activities. Packed with strategies, to-do lists, sample letters, detailed lesson plans, and tricks of the trade from decades of experience developing school garden programs for grades K–8, this hands-on approach makes school garden projects accessible, inexpensive, and sustainable."