Creation of Nevada’s First Garden STEM Curriculum to Next Generation Science Standards
Green Our Planet, in partnership with Three Square, was chosen from 400 applicants to receive an American Honda Foundation grant in February, 2014. With this grant, we created the first Pre-K-5 garden curriculum for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Nevada. The curriculum—designed by teachers for teachers—is aligned to Nevada State and Next Generation Science Standards and is now being taught in all elementary schools with outdoor garden classrooms. The curriculum has been continually revised by incorporating teacher feedback, and has been expanded to include nutrition and conservation lessons. It is now in its 3rd edition.