Discovery Garden Community Partnerships. Shadow Lake Elementary School Tahoma School District. 9 Outdoor Teaching Stations. Discover Food Plants Garden. Discover Sensory Plants Garden. Discover Plants from Around the World Garden. Outdoor Teaching Stations. Discover Butterflies Garden.
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Shadow Lake Elementary School
Tahoma School District
Discover Food Plants Garden
Discover Sensory Plants Garden
Discover Plants from Around the World Garden
Discover Butterflies Garden
Discover Pollinators Garden
Discover Washington Garden
Discover Early Earth Garden
Discover Plants with Animal Names Garden
Families donate materials of their own or from employers.
Shadow Lake families:
From infants to teens to grandparents, contribute many hours of labor at seasonal work parties.
Starbucks “Make Your Mark Day” (hours = $$)
(former Shadow Lake students)
Boy Scouts of America
(work parties, benches)
Girl Scouts of America (work parties, birdhouses)
Every student, Every class plants a tulip or daffodil bulb in the fall
The gardens are spectacular when they bloom!
A study at Georgetown University found that even if students, teachers, and educational approach remained the same, improving a school’s physical environment could increase test scores by as much as 11%.
A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink
NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE!
Pride & Spirit Award: Recognition each time they engage with nature
Washington Native Plant Society, Burke Museum of Natural History, Shadow Lake Bog, Rainier Chapter of Audubon Society, Smokey Bear from National Forest Service
Discovery Gardens of Shadow Lake…
Shadow Lake Discovery gardens:
With all projects comes the accountability factor of funding and people power. The school staff, teachers, administrators, community members, parents and the students themselves desire more opportunities for enhancement of the Discovery Garden program. With reliance on donations and pure people power passionate about the project, we have made great strides.
Areas where we could “grow” the program could include: