Overview of DUG Curriculum

Join the DUG education team to learn different ways to connect the classroom to the school garden and teach hands-on lessons in gardening and nutrition. In this workshop we will overview the DUG curriculum, how our lessons align to the Colorado Academic Standards in science and comprehensive health, and provide tips on how to engage your students in the school garden.

DUG’s curriculum provides experiential learning opportunities for student inquiry and investigation into health, earth and life sciences, math, literacy, and social science. Our seasonal approach to teaching bridges gardening, nutrition, and science using standards-aligned lessons for the elementary school classroom and garden. Each lesson includes the applicable Colorado Academic Standards in science and comprehensive health with suggested extensions and modifications. Most of our lessons are one hour and include a healthy, kid-tested recipe that is appropriate for the classroom, topic, and season.

Join the DUG educational team in learning how to use the school garden in the classroom. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to lead hands-on and engaging lessons in your school garden that inspire and motivate students
  • How to incorporate garden-based lessons into your classroom, and how these lessons align to Standards

Take home:

  • Inspiration and strategies for success from DUG and other educators
  • Healthy, kid-tested recipes
  • A packet containing DUG lessons and resources

This workshop will take place at DUG Headquarters, located at 1031 33rd Street, slightly north of downtown Denver, on March 15th, from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Scholarships are available! For more information, please contact Mikhaela Mullins, Director of School Garden Programs, here.