Program Full for 2018-2019
Green Thumbs Up! awakens the field ecologist in your students as they visit the park native plant nurseries (at the Presidio, Fort Funston, and the Marin Headlands) to help grow California indigenous plants destined for park restoration projects. They will delve into biodiversity, adaptation, pollination, and the plant growing cycle.
Green Thumbs Up! uses the Understanding by Design framework, aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards, and incorporates tenets of Service Learning.
Green Thumbs Up! is structured in three parts:
Classroom preparation – lessons delivered by the teacher with resources provided by the park
Classroom assessment - opportunities for students to demonstrate what they have learned through planning and conducting school or neighborhood stewardship projects, performing a phenology project at school, or writing stories or illustrated poems based on evidence and experience gleaned during the program
Last updated: October 19, 2018