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Mission Discovery

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  • Cost Category: More than $100
  • Price Details: This program is a national model that is supported by grant and private funds to serve a community in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Those interested in the program should follow up with the contacts listed on the program website
    The costs shown were accurate at the time of the review. Please check the publisher's web site for current prices.
  • Duration: A series of sessions that lasts at least one semester
  • Format: Programs Delivered in Cumulative Sessions
  • Grades: grades 6 to 8
  • Suitable for Multiple Uses?: can be reused
  • Subject(s): multiple science topics
  • Part of Series?: no
  • URL: http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/default.aspx?pageId=158

Staff with interest and experience in (the reviewed unit on horticulture) can use this traditional discussion-and-lab curriculum to spark participant interest in this field through journaling and engaging hands-on experiences.

Mission Discovery's horticulture unit is a traditional discussion-and-lab curriculum that aims to kindle interest in an often-overlooked branch of science. It fosters environmental and community mindfulness through nature journaling, and bases activities in real-life phenomena to show students why science is important both inside and outside the classroom. Staff must be experienced enough to make the written materials come alive for students.



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