Green Gulch Zen Center: K-8 Community Education Program

One audience that we would like to bring into the Green Gulch Zen Center community is the children of the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly children in urban environments. Subjected to increased academic pressures, standardized testing and technological overloads, children living in urban environments are receiving less time for experiencing nature, practicing mindfulness and, frankly, just being kids. We are proposing to create a curriculum for elementary school children in the Bay Area which would teach them about a number of aspects of life at Green Gulch – including meditation, organic gardening, environmental preservation and Native American history. As 4th grade is typically designated for a curriculum around California history, this would be the ideal time to incorporate our proposed curriculum into their learning. This curriculum would be taught in the spring in the months leading up to summer vacation – and would span across academic subjects.

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Posted on May 13, 2011, in Green-Gulch-farm-zen-center-Marin and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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