A Chemistry- and English-based curriculum on nutrition and organic gardening to ages 4-18

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Title A Chemistry- and English-based curriculum on nutrition and organic gardening to ages 4-18
Creator Pecchia-Bekkum, Annika
Subject Pedagogy; Chemistry curriculum - Higher Education; English curriculum - Higher Education
Description The purpose of this Integrative Service Project was to design and implement a Chemistry- and English-based curriculum that would discusses the benefits of organic gardening on nutrition for children between the ages of four and eighteen. First-hand experience with gardening has proved to be an effective means of reducing rates of obesity and malnutrition amongst school children (Baskale and Bahar 263). With the assistance of Dr. Alf Seegert from the Department ofEnglish and Dr. Thomas Richmond from the Department of Chemistry, three modules were created. These modules discussed 1) Ecology and Evolution, 2) Human Digestion and Sensations, and 3) Specifics of Gardening. Two lessons were tested with school groups from Wasatch Community Gardens, with students and teachers giving them both positive reviews. This curriculum was originally intended for Wasatch Community Garden's (WCG) City Roots program, but has also been giving to Red Butte Garden and Arboretum (RBGA) for use in their public programming.
Publisher University of Utah
Date 2013-02-14
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Annika Pecchia-Bekkum
Program Service-Learning Scholars' Program
Contributing Institution Lowell Bennion Community Service Center
Publication Type Integrative Service Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6769mb3
Setname ir_bca
Date Created 2018-07-31
Date Modified 2018-07-31
ID 1359119
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6769mb3
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