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Digging in the Dirt – Garden-Based Learning – KCEEI Summer Course for Educators

Location: Keystone College Environmental Education Institute (Lackawanna Hall)
Dates & Times: TBA. Call (570) 575-3927 for more information.
Fee:  Non-credit Course Fee = $315 / For-credit Course Fee = KC tuition rate

KCEEI course registration includes instruction, materials, resources, meals and field trips. Credit options include NEIU-19 Act 48 hours, and (for an additional fee) 3 NEIU CPE credits, 3 Keystone College undergraduate credits and 3 Wilkes University graduate credits. Each credit option has different deliverables.

About the Workshop

This course explores the science behind growing healthy foods and will refresh content knowledge around soil science, weather impacts, decomposition, garden insects, microclimates, photosynthesis, plant compatibility, propagation, water impacts, cycles of nature, pollination, nutrition and more. Participants will learn about connections between access to healthy foods and learning outcomes and how schools can build, use, fund and gain support for traditional and non-traditional schoolyard and community gardens as resources that bring learning to life across all academic disciplines including science, technology, math, history, language arts, geography, consumer science and more. Interested educators will have an opportunity to work with KCEEI staff to develop a step-by-step plan to build their own schoolyard garden.


Professional Development Institute

Kathy Williams

Keystone College reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled, registrants will be notified and a refund will be processed. Requests for refunds for withdrawals must be submitted in writing five days prior to the start of the program. Refunds will not be issued for failure to attend a program.