Posts Tagged ‘hands-on learning’

Jul24

Community Invitation: A LIVING LIBRARY WORK & FUN DAY – August 4, Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park, NYC

A Living Library Community Invitation at Roosevelt Island
Jul17

What is Your Favorite Activity in A Living Library Garden?

In Spring this year, during one of A Living Library classes with students from Junipero Serra Elementary School, we asked our young Eco-Stewards to write down their favorite activities in A Living Library garden. They came up with beautiful drawings, collages, and interesting replies. Here is a short compilation of what they like to do in the garden:

A.L.L._Student Replies

Christian loves watering the plants and flowers

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Jun06

Develop Your Green Skills With A Living Library’s A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program 2018

Summers are fun! Make that fun count through learning by doing and contributing to the environment while getting paid!

A Living Library invites applications from Middle and High School students for the A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program. This unique program held at the OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park, on Oneida Avenue (between San Miguel Early Education School and James Denman Middle School), and the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk based at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, mentors Middle and High School students to become A.L.L. Eco-Stewards and helps them gain real-world experience in green job skills, gardening, ecology, nutrition, cooking, creative arts, and sustainable business through integrated hands-on learning program.

So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the application form ALL Summer Green Futures Internship Application 2018. Have fun and develop your green skills this summer, while earning money and improving the environment!

Develop Your Green Skills in A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program  
Jun05

Bonnie Ora Sherk’s Public Talk on A Living Library at Kulturfolger, Zurich

Public Talk on A Living Library  

After a very successful opening of A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden at Parco Arte Vivente in Turin, Italy, as part of the International Exhibition, The God-Trick, the next stop was Zurich, Switzerland. Bonnie Ora Sherk was invited to give a Public Talk to introduce the concept of A Living Library to an audience of diverse residents, including artists, architects, landscape architects, educators, and representatives from public agencies.  During her presentation on May 07 at Kulturfolger, a non-profit art space in Zurich, she shared her vision to create International Branch Living Libraries & Think Parks , globally, and she spoke of the idea of developing a unique Zurich Branch Living Library & Think Park over time to involve diverse sectors of the community in the process. People were enthused and want her to come back !

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Apr25

Spring Is Here & So Is Planting With A Living Library

Spring Plating at Denman Rear YardIn the Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School, it was a busy Tuesday on April 03, 2018, after the students' Spring Break. Bonnie Ora Sherk, along with A.L.L. Teachers Susan Meyer, Erika Garcia, Laurus Myth, and Jennifer Brandel were working with Denman students during the school day and after school helping them plant California Native Trees and Understory Plants around the new Redwood Circle. Delivered from Pacific Nurseries, these California Natives were planted as a part of the planting plan developed by Bonnie Ora, to create a new Outdoor Classroom, adding to the other newly established California Native Learning Zones that are transforming the otherwise barren, asphalt and concrete school yard into a vibrant series of gardens of colors, textures and new life. Continue reading “Spring Is Here & So Is Planting With A Living Library” »

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