Community Education Grants

For over 30 years, the Camden Children's Garden has provided grant-based Environmental Science and Nutrition Education programs to students in the Camden City School District and surrounding areas. Our current projects include:

 

Camden Sprouts STEM Environmental Science Program

The Camden Sprouts STEM Environmental Science Program was designed to introduce 4th-8th grade students in the Camden City School District to environmental issues and critical thinking through inquiry-based workshops, and hands-on opportunities with professional-grade science equipment. In order to increase student interest in STEM related fields, especially environmental science, each participating class will work to maintain either a school garden or an indoor gardening unit within the classroom. In its pilot year, the Camden Sprouts STEM Environmental Science Program looks to engage 1700 students in science in meaningful ways during the 2015 school year. The Sprouts program could not run without the generous help from our sponsors:

 

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Subaru of America Foundation

William G. Rohrer Charitable Trust

 

Grow Lab Science and Nutrition Education Program

For over 30 years, the Grow Lab Science and Nutrition Education Program has introduced students in the Camden City School District to nutrition science and health education through hands-on workshops. In order to increase exposure to healthy foods, each participating class works to maintain either a school garden on-site or a Grow Lab indoor gardening unit in their classroom. Each lesson concludes with a healthy snack. All lessons are designed to meet New Jersey State Educational Standards, as well as Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Current Grow Lab Science and Nutrition Education Program Sponsors include:

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Walmart Foundation

 

William G. Rohrer Charitable Trust

 

 

Delaware Valley Watershed Conservation Education Program

The Delaware Valley Watershed Conservation Education Program is in its second year of serving students, teachers, and families in the Delaware Valley. The program is designed to introduce citizens of all ages and ability levels to the importance of watershed conservation both locally and world-wide. The current program provides free water conservation school festivals to elementary schools in the Delaware Valley Watershed, offers outreach programs and on-site educational opportunities on topics such as water quality and wetland conservation, and also provides adult education workshops regarding native planting and rain gardens. Current sponsors for this program include:

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