秘密花园 & 户外学习

1项清单.

  • Offering a Dynamic and Beautiful Setting for Learning

十大靠谱彩票平台送彩金’s 秘密花园 offers a dynamic and beautiful setting for teachers to integrate the external environment into the teaching of every discipline, 包括科学, 数学, 语言艺术, 环境研究, 营养, 和健康. The garden is part of the Academy's ongoing effort to provide engaging, hands-on educational experiences for its students, 学前班到12年级.

As an outdoor classroom and experiential learning center, the garden will provide students with opportunities to work collaboratively with peers and faculty in other divisions and disciplines to cultivate their understanding of the interconnections within the environment and gain an appreciation of the importance of sustainability. Students will participate in all phases of soil preparation, 播种, 培养, 收获, 消费, 和堆肥, which will demonstrate the cyclical nature of organic processes and enrich their appreciation of how gardens can inspire and reward whole communities.

3项清单.

  • 教学花园

    The 秘密花园 is comprised of a number of different teaching gardens that focus on specific plant themes. There is also reserved space for raised beds for clubs and classes to use. The five major garden areas include:
    • 本机花园 - educates students about indigenous flora and fauna.
    • 感官花园 - provides students with an opportunity to engage all five senses as they explore the garden and learn about unique plant life.
    • 蝴蝶花园 - creates a complex ecosystem that attracts a butterfly population for student observation. Students will be able to track the butterflies throughout their life stages in this space.
    • 胜利花园 - grows harvestable vegetables for use in our school 自助餐厅 and to donate to local food banks. This part of the garden will help educate students about the sources of our food and develop an appreciation for the process of growing it.
    • 花园 - provides aesthetically diverse plant life. We plan to use cut flowers from this space to be used in offices, 自助餐厅, and common spaces throughout the campus.
  • 教室里的花园

    十大靠谱彩票平台送彩金 teachers are using the garden as part of their regular instruction, enriching their curriculum with hands-on experiences. 下面是一些例子:
    • 在中学.S. 历史, students researched which plants/herbs were used during colonial times and studied the ways they were used during that era. They planted a colonial herb garden in the 秘密花园 containing many of the plants they researched. 在研究内战的时候, the class planted a crop of cotton to learn first-hand the hard work that slaves endured on cotton plantations, as well as the significance and impact of modern innovations like the cotton gin.
    • 在低年级, young student scientists use the garden to learn about soil composition, 堆肥, and the lifecycles of plants and insects.
    • Lower School Spanish teachers and students will plant a salsa garden this spring to grow the vegetables needed to make salsa during their cultural cooking classes.
    • Ceramics classes have used the garden to conduct Raku firings for student pottery. This process requires the firing of pottery in pits dug into the earth. The students were responsible for their pottery from early stages of conception all the way to the firing.
    • Students in Middle School science will explore alternative energy through the building and testing of different model structures within the garden.
  • 花园的治理

    The 秘密花园 is supervised by the 秘密花园 Committee for both Academy and general community use. 该委员会监督预算, 确保全年维护, develops a time-line for planting and usage by faculty, 学生和社区成员, and guides the implementation of instructional activities within the space. The committee seeks input from local garden clubs, 学院社区成员, and others with expertise in the development and maintenance of large-scale community gardens like the 秘密花园.