Earth Day at Grand Central this week!

Grand Central
(Vanderbilt Hall)
April 20 – 22, 2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
We have three days of Earth Day activities inside Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall.  Come out for live performances, kids’ activities, sustainability talks, and interactive displays by some of our partner organizations. All of the events are free and open to the public.  Join the Facebook event for updates!

The launch of the Earth Day Organic Indoor Learning Garden is a wonderful example of how public‐private partnerships are supporting our schools with innovative resources to teach our children. I encourage companies and individuals to support this innovative learning program.”

-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Goals of the Earth Day Organic Indoor Learning Gardens:

 

• Provide an interactive teaching resource that can be used in any climate throughout the year.

• Teach the importance of organics and balanced nutrition.

• Get students engaged and excited about healthy foods and gardening.

About the gardens:  The gardens consist of a 30”x15”x11” container garden, all of the necessary elements to get a garden up and running (e.g., a grow light, seeds, soil, fertilizer), and a curriculum which we developed in cooperation with our partners.  The teaching materials distributed with each garden provide guidance for teachers of all grades to help incorporate the gardens into their curriculum, creating links to their reading, writing, science and math requirements and other lessons.  Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for educators to integrate lessons focused on sustainability, organic gardening, and nutrition into their regular curricula.

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