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PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

Academic experiences

GKF hosts student groups for various educational programs, including:

  • 2nd grade field trips: GKF welcomes elementary schoolers for curriculum-aligned field trips in September-November and March-June. This program was developed in collaboration with the City Schools Teaching & Learning team, Green School Coordinator, and Food & Nutrition Services staff. 

  • Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) for 9th graders: High schoolers explore the stream at GKF in the fall and spring in visits coordinated by the City Schools Science team and led by their teachers, reinforcing environmental literacy through experiential learning.

 

Contact farms@bcps.k12.md.us with questions about other experiences.

Workforce development

Great Kids Farm is also an ideal site for workforce development opportunities for older students. Past and present examples include: 

  • YouthWorks summer employment programs, which combine farm work and enrichment activities for teenagers

  • Food Fellows Program that offer paid 6-week culinary arts internships to culinary students 

  • Summits that provide opportunities for high school students to teach younger peers about food and farming 

  • Meetings catered by high school culinary students 

Resources for school staff

Farm to School Specialists provide technical assistance and materials to school staff interested in school gardening, greening, cafeteria programs, and nutrition programs, in the form of: 

  • Technical assistance for staff involved in school gardening

  • Guidance related to cafeteria-based campaigns in schools 

  • Giveaways of seedlings, seeds, and school garden materials 

  • Professional development opportunities for staff interested in honing skills related food, farming, and gardening 

 

Other resources for school staff can be found on the City Schools Sustainability homepage, where links allow visitors to view all greening resources and to access Green Newsletters for staff. 

Contact farms@bcps.k12.md.us with questions about these and other resources. 

Gathering space

GKF hosts professional development and other gatherings (e.g., networking) for departments within City Schools and for external organizations with relevant missions. If you are interested in hosting a meeting at GKF, please submit a request below. 

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