Case Studies

Explore eight different case studies of Garden-Based Science Teaching that exemplify the conference topics from the vantage points of accomplished educators working in their local school garden settings.

Case studies of garden-based science teaching in the southwest warm deserts ecoregion share the practical wisdom of accomplished educators. Each case below attends to the contextual and value-laden knowledge that guides the work of garden-based science teaching. In this way, cases remain grounded in wisdom and knowledge through deeply contextualized narratives. They communicate how this knowledge both responds to and constructs particular situations at sites across the ecoregion. Video- and text-based components provide multiple mediums in order to reveal the practical wisdom of garden-based science teaching. For comparison, NGSS case studies share more general insights into science teaching and complement the almanac library below.