Nishuane’s Grow Lab is a schoolwide gardening and hands-on science program funded by the PTA, run by engaged parents, and supported by teachers.
Grow Lab brings students outdoors and uses experimental learning and scientific inquiry to help them observe and understand the natural world, practice environmental stewardship, and form healthy eating habits.
The PTA and Grow Lab Committee encourage the Nishuane staff to use the teaching gardens to provide students with dynamic learning opportunities which is important in the early elementary grades. Grow Lab also encourages the teachers to use the gardens in their art, music, math and language arts lessons. All classes can benefit from outdoor learning!
No gardening experience necessary… just a desire to get involved and bring this wonderful opportunity to your child’s class. Grow Lab provides the materials for a different lesson each month, ranging from composting with live worms to plant propagation to tending our vegetable, sensory and native plant/butterfly garden.
And if classroom involvement doesn’t work for you, Grow Lab welcomes extra hands to help with garden planning and maintenance.
To volunteer for Grow Lab or have questions about the program, please contact Justine Walsh, Grow Lab chair.