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RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

Welcome to the Resources for Educators page.  We have created, collated and curated Nursery in a Box information, links to useful websites and organisations, a book list and more to help you in bringing nature and the growing of plants into your curriculum.  These resources are tailored to support the Nursery in a Box growing program, while including a wide variety of subject areas.

We have also included stories of other schools using the Nursery in a Box.  We would love to share your experiences using the Nursery in a Box, so please let us know if you have a story (and pictures!) to share.

To set the context of why we need to understand the importance of plants and trees on human survival, we suggest watching this short video.  Share it with your students and hear their feedback.

OF FORESTS AND MEN

Yann Arthus-Bertrand was appointed by the United Nations to produce the official film for the International Year of Forests in 2011.

This beautiful video gives a global overview of the impact of forests on our earth and on human populations, and of the impact of the human population on the forests.

You can read the Transcript of ‘Of Forests and Men’ here.

NURSERY IN A BOX RESOURCES

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Getting Started:

Instructions for setting up the Nursery in a Box to grow a Butterfly Garden

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Fact Sheets:

Fascinating facts about the plant species in the Nursery in a Box – Butterfly Garden kit.

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My Growing Diary:

A template diary for students to note their observations and write their thoughts.

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Watering Roster:

Template class watering rosters for weekday and weekend, to ensure survival of the seedlings

HOW TO SET UP YOUR NURSERY IN A BOX

This video will take you through the process of setting up your Nursery in a Box, with some top tips and trade secrets to get it set up just right!

We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to set up and use.

We hope you enjoy using your Nursery in a Box!

POETRY AND SONG

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Start with a Seed

A little song to get you started when writing a story.

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The Seed Shop

A poem about the life that lies within a seed and how it can survive over time.

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The Heart of  the Tree

A poem by Henry Cuyler Bunner

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He Who Plants A Tree

A poem by Lucy Larcom

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

The Nursery in a Box project can be used to satisfy many aspects of the National Curriculum across a number of core subject areas.

These documents below give you a brief overview of how you might incorporate a Nursery in a Box activity into your Learning Programs. You can download the documents by clicking on the title:

An E-guide: Teaching the National Curriculum in one project!

Curriculum Resources – Foundation Level

Curriculum Resources – Year 1

Curriculum Resources – Year 2

Curriculum Resources – Year 3

VIDEOS

Here are some fun, interesting and useful videos to share with your students – all about growing plants!

There’s some fantastic time lapse photography, kids learning programs and the biggest trees in the world!


The development of this website was supported by funding from the Western Australian Government's State Natural Resource Management Program.
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