Websites

Art Escapes for Children – from Dory Kanter’s Website
Shelley Washburn teaches and writes in Portland, Oregon, where she shares her love of the natural world with students of all ages. Shelley wrote this piece using the lessons of Art Escapes to come up with three journaling activities for children.
www.artworldtours.com/ go to Art Escapes for Children

Ask the Planet
The music and lyrics in Ask the Planet are designed to reconnect children to nature, create a sense of awe for the environment and teach them about the concept of biomimicry. 

California School Garden Network
School garden projects nurture community spirit, common purpose, and cultural appreciation by building bridges among students, school staff, families, local business, and organizations. 
www.csgn.org/

Center for Ecoliteracy
The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education for sustainable living. We provide information, inspiration, and support to the vital movement of K-12.
www.ecoliteracy.org/about/

Cornell Lab of Ornithology – All About Birds
Online guide to birds and bird watching
www.allaboutbirds.org/

Children & Nature Network
Building a movement to reconnect children and nature.
www.childrenandnature.org

Garden Mosaics
Connecting youth and elders to investigate the mosaics of plants, people and cultures in gardens.Click on “Global Mosaic” to find Spanish translation.
http://communitygardennews.org/gardenmosaics/

Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Award
This award recognizes children’s books that effectively promote an appreciation for gardening, plants and the environment.
www.jmgkids.us/index.cfm?did=15882&sectionID=10398

Kids Gardening – National Gardening Association
We use gardening as a vehicle for encouraging children to make good food choices, augmenting classroom studies with experiential learning, building a love of nature, stimulating social interaction, facilitating cultural exchange, and more.
www.kidsgardening.org/

Native Plant Guide – Information and Services for King County, Washington
The website includes a link to create a customized plant list.
https://green.kingcounty.gov/gonative/index.aspx/

Nature’s Partners Pollinators, Plants and You
Nature’s Partners is an inquiry learning-based curriculum for young people in the 3rd through the 6th grade.
www.kidsgardening.org/pollinator/curriculum/

Oregon Food Handlers Card Online 
Get your Oregon Food Handlers Card online! Available in English or Spanish versions.
www.orfoodhandlers.com

The Private Eye
The Private Eye is a program about the drama and wonder of looking closely at the world, thinking by analogy, changing scale and theorizing. Designed to develop critical thinking skills, creativity and scientific literacy – across subjects – it’s based on a simple set of tools that produce “gifted” results.
www.the-private-eye.com/

School Garden Wizard
School Garden Wizard has been created for America’s K-12 school community through a partnership between the United States Botanic Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden.
www.schoolgardenwizard.org/

Weed Photo Index – King County 
One of the best sites in the Pacific Northwest from King County, Washington.
www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds.aspx

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