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Please check out our educational resources! Our lesson plans include native plant and garden education suitable for this region by season and grade level, as well as provincial learning objectives addressed in each lesson, SENĆOŦEN plant names, and materials required. We have also included amazing books and website links that can bring native plants and garden education to life for your students.

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2016-2017

ĆENIȾEȽONSET - Autumn

Grade 3 | Welcome Back | September 

Kindergarten | Autumn Garden & Seeds | September

Grade 4-5 | Autumn Garden & Seeds | October 

Grade 1-2 | Autumn Garden & Seeds | October

Grade 3 | Putting The Gardens To Bed | October

Grade 8-10 | Restoring The Homelands | October

Grade 1 | Putting The Gardens To Bed | November 

Grade 4-5 | Putting The Gardens To Bed | November

ĆENȾOȽEN - Winter

Grade 1-2 | Elders Traditional Craft Workshop | November 

Grade 3 | Elders Traditional Craft Workshop | December 

Grade 4-5 | Elders Traditional Craft Workshop | December

Grade 1 | Elders Traditional Craft Workshop | January 

Grade 1-2 | Winter Native Plants & Spring Veggie Seeds | February 

Grade 4-5 | Winter Native Plants & Spring Veggie Seeds | February 

Grade 6-7 | Restoring The Homelands | February 

Grade 3 | Native Pollinators | March

ĆEN₭ILES - Spring

Grade 1-2 | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | April

Grade 4-5 | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | April 

Kindergarten | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | April 

Grade 1-2 | Forest Teas & Spring Gardens | April 

Grade 1 | Forest Teas & Spring Gardens | May

Grade 4-5 | Forest Teas & Spring Gardens | June 

 

 

2015-2016

ĆENIȾEȽONSET - Autumn

Grade 3 | Welcome Back | September

Grade 7 | Welcome Back | September

Grade 2 | Autumn Gardens & Seeds | October

Grade 3 | Autumn Gardens & Seeds | October

Grade 1 | Autumn Vegetable Garden & Native Plants | October

Grade 2 | Autumn Vegetable Garden & Native Plants | October

Grade 4 | Autumn Vegetable Garden & Native Plants | October

Grade 5 | Autumn Vegetable Garden & Native Plants | October

D.I.Y. Fungi | Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Handout | October

D.I.Y. Fungi | Mushroom Info For Teachers | October

Grade 7 | Autumn Garden & Native Plant Restoration | November

Grade 9 | Autumn Garden & Native Plant Restoration | November

Kindergarden | Putting All the Gardens to Bed | November

Grade 1 | Putting All the Gardens to Bed | November

Grade 2 | Putting All the Gardens to Bed | November

ĆENȾOȽEN - Winter

Grade 3 | Native Pollinators | February

Grade 4 | Native Pollinators | February

Grade 2 | Plant Cycle & Propagation | February

Grade 5 | Plant Cycle & Propagation | February

ĆEN₭ILES - Spring

Grade 3 | Seeding & Seaweed | March

Grade 7 | Seeding & Seaweed | March

Grade 3 | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | April

Grade 5 | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | April

Grade 7 | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | April

Grade 9/10 | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | April

Kindergarden/Grade 1 | Native Plants & Garden Transplanting | May

Grade 2 | Forest and Garden Teas & Garden Transplanting | May

Grade 3 | Forest and Garden Teas & Garden Transplanting | May

Grade 7 | Forest and Garden Teas & Garden Transplanting | May

ȻENQÁLES - Summer

Grade 4 | Forest and Garden Teas & Garden Transplanting | June

Grade 5 | Forest and Garden Teas & Garden Transplanting | June

 

 

 

 

2014-2015

ĆENIȾEȽONSET - Autumn

Grade 3 | Welcome to PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ | September

Grade 4/5 | Welcome to PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ | September

Follow-up | Welcome to PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ | September

Grade 4/5 | Native Plant Walk | September

Grade 7/8 | Native Plant Garden Restoration | September

Grade 9/10 | Native Plant Garden Restoration | September

Grade 7/8 | Autumn Vegetable & Native Plant Garden | October

Grade 9/10 | Autumn Vegetable & Native Plant Garden | October

Grade 3 | Putting the Garden to Bed | October

Grade 5/6 | Putting the Garden to Bed | October

Grade 1/2 | Putting the Garden to Bed | November

Grade 4 | Putting the Garden to Bed | November

ĆENȾOȽEN - Winter

Grade 3 | Plant Cycle and Propagation | February

Grade 5/6 | Plant Cycle and Propagation | February

Grade 9 | Chicken Case Study | February

D.I.Y. Fungi | Mushroom Workshop Handout | February

ĆEN₭ILES - Spring

Native Plants | Seedlings & Seaweed | March

Grade 4/5 | Transplanting and Trees | April

Grade 5/6 | Transplanting and Trees | April

Kindergarden | Senses in the Garden | May

SENĆOŦEN Kindergarden | Senses in the Garden | May

Grade 4 | PENÁW̱EN Moon: Transplanting and Forest & Garden Tea | May

ȻENQÁLES - Summer

Grade 2 | PENÁW̱EN Moon: Forest & Garden Tea | June

Grade 5/6 | PENÁW̱EN Moon: Forest & Garden Tea | June

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Native Plants:

Saanich Ethnobotany: Culturally Important Plants of the W̱SÁNEĆ People. Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda. 2012

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Northwest. J Duane Sept. 2014.

The Standing People: Wild Medicinal Plants of British ColumbiaKahlee Keane. 2015.

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate. John Kallas. 2010.

Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples. Nancy Turner. 1995.

Our Knowledge is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings. Wendy Makoons Geniusz. 2009.

Wild Rose and Western Redcedar: The Gifts of the Northwest Native Plants. Elise Krohn. 2007.

 

Garden:

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty and Having Fun. Whitney Cohen and John Fisher. 2012.

Lifecycles Project Society: Resources for Teachers (links to pdfs below)

Creating an Outdoor Classroom 2013  This manual is an in-depth look at how to create a school garden as an outdoor classroom; what steps to take and how to plan the school year to get the most out of the garden.
Food Security-into-Drama Workshops  This manual focus on Gr. 4-6 students on ‘Vancouver Island’, with specific workshops relating to food security and supply often integrating songs and drama.
Patterns Through the Seasons  This manual provides lesson plans and matches up learning objectives and grade specific garden lessons for grades kindergarden through 7, throughout the school year).

Teacher Gram – Sustainable Agriculture

Where in the World Does Your Food Come From?

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Native Plants:

Sealaska Heritage Curriculum: excellent units prepared on traditional foods, medicines, materials and their ecosystems.

Wild Foods & Medicines: includes information on native plants and indigenous native plant and garden projects in the Pacific Northwest (USA).

 

Garden:

USC Canada- Resources for Educators page: includes Sow and Save- classroom and garden seed activities for elementary school students.

Evergreens Teachers Corner: resources for teachers engaging with students outdoors.

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