Building a Mini-Park and Bird Sanctuary

Unit of 7 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Science
Media / Technology
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

What does it mean to be a good steward of the earth?

Photo credit: Planting by Green Cities is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Introduce students to the joys of having and caring for a garden, while taking an active role as environmental stewards. The long-term result will be to create a quiet area for students and others to read or find peace in the community or neighborhood. 

Service Experience 
Students will be involved in the construction of a garden at all levels of planning, preparing, planting, maintaining, as well as the aesthetic joy of sharing.
Lessons in This Unit