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Learning in Places

Learning in Places

A National Science Foundation project, “Learning in Places: Gardens and Field Based Science Education,” aims to develop innovative field based science learning environments to help to prepare learners to meet, adapt to, and lead change in relation to the socio-ecological challenges of the 21st century.

In partnership with Seattle Public Schools, Tilth Alliance, and Northwestern University, PIs Carrie Tzou and Megan Bang lead the effort to develop exemplar models of equitable science learning comprised of highly effective teaching practices, materials, and tools in outdoor learning environments including learning gardens and other green spaces in close proximity to schools. The four-year project began at UW Seattle in July 2017 and was transferred to UW Bothell in September 2018 with a total budget of $2.99 million.