Please enjoy A Living Library: Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden, a Presentation by Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director ofLife Frames, Inc. & A Living Library.
Thank you, Mr. Bee, for helping to pollinate our zucchini!This month, Pre-K students at San Miguel Early Education School began to learn about flowers as attractors for pollinators. They went on a "color scavenger hunt", matching colored flashcards to plants throughout the garden.
Over here, pollinators!
Older students at San Miguel had a seed diversity lessons, dissecting and investigating a variety of seed vessels. We discussed how reproductive rate may vary between plants as a result of their differing seed dispersal methods.
Can you name the 8 different plants whose seeds are pictured here?
Working some ART into our S.T.E.M. lessons - we believe in the power of S.T.E.A.M. !
Speaking of Scarlet Runners - have you ever seen such beautiful beans as these?
Scientific illustrator in training
Prayer Flag Project Complete!
Teachers Sue Meyer and Cecilia Frisardi worked with several classes on an art and literacy project at San Miguel Early Education School this past summer. Students were asked to come up with dreams and goals for their communities and paint these onto a flag. Check out the display in the Redwood Circle at the OMI/Excelsior Branch of a living library today!
Sue's class inscribed their flag with such phrases as "Grow Food", "Save Water", and "Spread Love".
With each gust of wind, positive energy blows across the schoolyard.
We are very proud to announce the addition of a new Greenhouse Learning Zone in Lower Garden at OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park!
A.L.L. Green Futures Eco-Stewards revel in the new greenhouseContinue reading “New Greenhouse Grows At A Living Library !!” »
A Living Library itself is an art work—our founder, Bonnie Ora Sherk, has made her career by transforming public urban spaces into more human-friendly, ecological habitats. (See video of her talk at Mills College Art Museum in a previous blog post!)
Our A.L.L. Garden / Ecology / Multi-Arts / Literacy / Nutrition Teachers emphasize to students the importance of creating art and transforming our environment and ourselves through art. For instance, students learned about the usefulness of scientific illustration to communicate knowledge visually. A.L.L. Teacher, Cecilia Frisardi conducted a lesson at the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park in flower anatomy which included dissection and illustration.Continue reading “Transformation: Learning through Art” »