Promoting Student Leadership in Sustainability Education on Campus and in the Community

Through the UA Community and School Garden Program, UA interns use garden-based lessons to help K-12 students understand abstract ideas like the carbon cycle and photosynthesis, and larger topics ranging from nutrition to food security and social justice. In the summer of 2013 eight interns attended a sustainability-in-education summer institute in New York. The interns participated in workshops and seminars designed to train professional teachers how to better integrate sustainability into classroom lessons.

Guide Code: 
GEG34
Location Information: 

Ochoa Elementary, Borton Elementary, Manzo Elementary, Davis Bilingual Elementary, Drachman Montessori, JB Wright Elementary, Mission View Elementary, Whitmore Elementary, Roskruge Middle/Elementary School, Tucson High School, City High School and more.

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

School of Geography and Development

Project Theme: 
Climate and Adaptation
Food Systems and Security
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement
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Year Started: 
2012

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.