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Creating outdoor classrooms : schoolyard habitats and gardens for the Southwest

Author: Lauri Macmillan Johnson; Kim Kanoa Duffek
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A guide for creating a variety of outdoor learning environments in the Southwest, in which students can learn about native plants and wildlife, grow vegetables and fruit, explore cultural traditions, practice reading and math skills, and use their imaginations to create fun play spaces.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lauri Macmillan Johnson; Kim Kanoa Duffek
ISBN: 9780292717466 0292717466
OCLC Number: 175217539
Description: xviii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction by Kim DuffekAbout This BookMaking Outdoor Classrooms a RealityThe Need for Wildlife Habitat and Native GardensBioregions of the Arid SouthwestChapter 1: SchoolyardsThe Schoolyard as an Outdoor ClassroomOverview of Schoolyard Environments Introduction History of Playground Design with Applications for Contemporary Playground Design Nature and Play Adult Memories of Valued Play Places Implications for DesignLearning and the Natural Outdoor ClassroomSchoolyard Garden Types Art Gardens Cultural History Gardens Ecological Gardens Literacy Gardens Vegetable GardensChapter 2: Design TheoryIntroductionHistory of Garden Styles Prehistoric "Gardens" (20,000-3300 BC) Ancient Egyptian Gardens (3300-500 BC) Ancient Mesopotamian (3500-538 BC), Sumerian (3500-900 BC), Assyrian (900-625 BC), and Neo-Babylonian (611-538 BC) Gardens Ancient Persian Gardens (539-331 BC) Ancient Greek Gardens (700-136 BC) Ancient Roman Gardens (510 BC- AD 476) Ancient Chinese Gardens (1600 BC- AD 1279) Japanese Gardens (AD 575-1600) Medieval European Gardens (AD 476-1350) Islamic (Moorish) Gardens, Spain (AD 700s-1400s) Italian Renaissance Gardens (AD 1350-1765) French Grand-Style Gardens (AD 1495-1750) English Romantic Gardens (AD 1715-1840) Spanish Colonial Gardens (AD 1492-mid-1700s) Colonial and Early American Gardens (AD 1630-1840) American Romantic Gardens (AD 1830-1930) Victorian Gardens (AD 1820-1900) Classical Beaux-Arts Gardens (AD 1893-1930) Modern Gardens (AD 1930-late 1970s) Postmodern and Contemporary Gardens (AD mid-1970s-present)Design Fundamentals Design Principles Design ElementsChapter 3: Beginning the Design ProcessIntroductionA Design Process for Planning Outdoor Classrooms, Wildlife Habitats, and Gardens Identify Participants Write a Design ProgramConclusionChapter 4: Site Research and Design SynthesisReview and Evaluate Previous StepsSite Research Site Selection Site Inventory Site AnalysisDesign SynthesisConceptual Design Zones, Spaces, Design Features, and Spatial Sequencing Circulation Patterns Testing Design ConceptsPreliminary DesignFinal DesignChapter 5: Design EssentialsIntroductionProject Funding Grants and Cash Donations In-kind Donations Organization of the Fund-raising ProcessDesign Features Earthworks Ponds Plants Shade Structures Storage Areas Pathways Seating Walls SignsMaintenance Weeding Fertilization Pruning Bird Feeders and Bird BathsAccessibility RequirementsSafetyProject Evaluation and RevisionOutdoor Classroom and Schoolyard Habitat Assessment CriteriaChapter 6: Ecological Principles and Wildlife by Kim DuffekIntroduction to Wildlife EcologyElements for Survival Food Resources Water Availability Providing Shelter Space to SurvivePollinator Gardens and Wild Visitors Introduction Hummingbird Gardens Butterfly Gardens Bee Gardens Moth Gardens Bat Gardens Fly Gardens Wildlife GardensCompleting the Web Pest Control Decomposition Unwanted VisitorsSeeds for ThoughtWords of InspirationAppendix: Regional Plant Tables by Kim DuffekReferences and Additional Reading
Other Titles: Schoolyard habitats and gardens for the Southwest
Responsibility: Lauri Macmillan Johnson ; with Kim Duffek ; drawings by James Richards.
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Schoolyards have come a long way from the barren playgrounds that many people remember. This book offers guidance for creating a variety of learning environments in the arid Southwest.  Read more...

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