At the start of each school year, volunteer parent representatives plan with individual classroom teachers how classes will use the Outdoor Learning Gardens. Garden representatives take 3-7 students at a time into the outdoor gardens and/or classroom. While outdoors, the children are able to observe, investigate, plant, weed and harvest, write, draw, and dream. Garden representatives may also assist teachers with special projects such as Spring Gardens, Legacy Gardens, field trips and science curriculum not related to the gardens.
We are always seeking new parent volunteers. Please check the OLG bulletin board or Atkinson PTA website for contacts.