Allen Centennial Garden is the perfect place for collaboration and learning by doing for students from across the University. We’ve worked with instructors from L&S, CALS, SoHE and Education to develop experiences in the Garden to fit with their course goals and objectives. Could you be next? Explore some of our past and ongoing partnerships below or fill out the classroom visit form here to start a conversation about the possibilities.
Departments and Programs we’ve worked with:
|Art||Environmental Studies||Plant Pathology|
|Chicano/Latino Studies||Folklore||Religious Studies|
|Community and Environmental Sociology||Forest and Wildlife Ecology||Science Communication|
|Counseling Psychology||History of Science||Urban Planning|
|Curriculum and Instruction||Horticulture|
|Design Studies (Textiles)||Landscape Architecture|
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C&I 399 - Cultural Foundations of Learning and Development
Prof. Diego Román
Students in this course worked in small groups to create interactive plant labels that tell a cultural backstory about plants at ACG (or plants that could be added) as they learned about ways to integrated plants and nature into their own teaching practices as the prepare to be primary and secondary level teachers. Click on the photos below to watch some of the videos the students created:
DS 327 – Textile Design: Manual/Computer Generated Imagery and Pattern
Prof. Jennifer Angus
Textile design students visited the Garden for a special tour about the seasonality of plants to get them thinking about how they might create textile designs that are ecologically accurate. Then, they returned on their own to volunteer in the Garden and took pictures in the Garden that they transformed into beautiful textiles of their own design. See a few of their creations below.
LA 375/URB R PL 590 – Mindfulness & Restorative Environments
Prof. Nathan Larson
Students in this course use Allen Centennial Garden as their classroom every week during fall semester until the weather gets too cold. Over eight weeks they have the chance to try out numerous activities in the Garden like nature journaling and making mandalas. Plus, the Garden serves as a space for lectures and other course content too. See some examples of their activities below.