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Beazer's Garden

After School Programs

Beazer's Garden Afterschool

For 26 years, we have guided students of all ages in learning about our interdependent connection to nature. Our Environmental Science and Garden enrichment workshops provide students with hands-on activities to learn about their role in ecology while they learn to know and grow healthy and delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs!

Gardening & Nutrition

Whether indoors or outdoors, in containers, or in raised beds, we can grow real food in our city environments! Gardens provides many opportunities to engage the whole body and mind. We are reminded of our connection to nature. They are places where people of all ages can explore with all of their senses and learn about the science and magic of plants! Plus, we get to grow and eat yummy, healthy food!

We build cognitive connections in language arts, science, math, and social studies. We also build valuable kinesthetic abilities, as those who learn by doing and moving flourish in these environments. Educational and Skill-Building Connections

The interconnected nature of our built and natural environments Gardening basics to grow food, herbs, and native pollinator-attracting plants How gardens and green spaces benefit communities To make yummy, healthy, easy recipes and develop safe kitchen skills

SEL & Wellness

Social Emotional Learning and Wellness is the holistic care for the body, mind, and spirit. Spending time on wellness, shifts our mindsets, and allows the body to function better. Everyone benefits when we each take care of ourselves.

Participants are then better able to engage in educational or work activities, as they develop self-awareness, self-control, self-expression, and social-cooperative skills. Join our instructors in a variety of quiet body activities, yoga, meditation, nature walks, gentle movement, and sound practices.

Educational and Skill-Building Connections
  • Our bodies need rest, healthy food, and exercise to function well
  • Our bodies are connected to nature
  • Nutrients and our bodies
  • Active Movement and Physical Fitness
  • We learn how to manage our energy and keep our bodies healthy

Nature Crafts

The study of Ethnobotany shows how humans have used plants for clothing to crafts, tools, housing, food, medicine, and furnishings. Mother Nature provides us with many colors, shapes, textures, scents, and patterns to explore.

We create art using materials we find, collect, repurpose, and reuse from nature and our built environment.

Educational and Skill-Building Connections
  • Creative, flexible thinking
  • Practice in a variety of art mediums
  • Using natural materials in creative ways
  • Recreational expression

Sustainability, Green Infrastructure & Street Tree Stewardship

Learn what happens when plants and architecture come together. Green Infrastructure like green roofs, green streets, rain gardens and bioswales, lower city air temperatures reducing the heat island effect, insulates and protects the longevity of roofs, controls Stormwater runoff, creates habitat for animals and insects, AND beautifies the city!

Our workshops instill a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship in the next generation and empower participants to be a viable part of the solution.

Offering supervised, mentor-rich, real-life, civics learning experiences, and opportunities for sharing of values, vision, and goals.

Educational and Skill-Building Connections
  • Interdependence of our built and natural environments
  • Urban planning for urban communities
  • Learn about our consumer habits and their impact on renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Learn how to track, calculate, and adjust water and energy usage
  • Recycling, Composting and waste management modules
  • Stewardship, civic engagement, and volunteer opportunities
  • Exposure to careers in the green-collar industry

Home, School & Work Emergency Preparedness

The study of Ethnobotany shows how humans have used plants for clothing to crafts, tools, housing, food, medicine, and furnishings. Mother Nature provides us with many colors, shapes, textures, scents, and patterns to explore.

We create art using materials we find, collect, repurpose, and reuse from nature and our built environment.

Educational and Skill-Building Connections
  • Creative, flexible thinking
  • Practice in a variety of art mediums
  • Using natural materials in creative ways
  • Recreational expression

With an emphasis on learning and having fun, we offer interesting, age-appropriate learning activities that help kids discover how nature works and inspire them to lead healthy and happy lives.

Our Curriculum Approach

Gardening programs grow more than plants, they grow healthy and aware future leaders and citizens of the world.

Our goal is to:

Beazer’s Garden Staff

Ms. B hires and trains a staff of qualified and caring young educators to guide our students through afternoon programming.

Each educator has a unique set of gifts that as a combined team will provide the best in educational afterschool care!

2023-2024

2022-2023

Gardening programs grow more than plants, they grow healthy and aware future leaders and citizens of the world.

Civics & Stewardship

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Together, we can turn education into action and create lasting change.

In these workshops, we develop:

Outdoor Education for a Greener Future

We believe in the power of outdoor education as it allows participants to re-connect with nature firsthand in our urban environments.

Our STEAMGarden approach blends NYS Science and Social Studies Learning Standards along with development of Social Emotional Wellness to empower Prek-12th grade and adult students.

Eco fun in extended day hours

We partner with schools near you to provide quality afterschool care for students in grades K-5th. If your school is not already signed up with us, please send us a message and we can connect your school.

Through exploration and discovery, we aim to instill a sense of environmental stewardship and inspire future leaders who will make a positive impact on our planet.
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