“The Oakhurst Community Garden was an ideal outdoor classroom for my students, and it was the perfect setting to learn about edible gardens. I was pleased with the way students applied and extended their learning about ecosystems by making connections between their prior knowledge and what they learned at the Garden.” –City Schools of Decatur Teacher
Wylde Center’s Educational Outreach to Schools strives to reach, teach, and inspire young people in the community. We recognize that each school environment is unique and therefore strive to offer individualized educational programs. The Wylde Center has provided many exciting investigations of the natural world such as bees and pollinators in the garden, life cycles, bugs and insects, composting, rocks and soils, gardening, and habitat explorations. Also there are many opportunities for service learning, and occupational therapy.
A student’s exposure to and interaction with the natural world engages them in an active hands-on experience that creates a meaningful connection to their environment. You can foster this by taking the class outside or bringing the outside in your classroom. Either way, you will present an interactive, hands-on approach to excite students about nature’s complexity.
Whether you’re looking for a field trip, programming and help for your school garden, or summer programs for your child, the Wylde Center has it all. We also work hand-in-hand with Decatur Farm to School and the Decatur Housing Authority to get kids in the garden to create healthier bodies, minds, and communities.
The Wylde Center has collaborated with many community partners to enable us to offer these programs. We thank the many foundations and community partners who enable us to bring garden-based education to students throughout Atlanta.