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Space to Grow Schools Extend the Classroom Outdoors

August 20, 2019 4:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When the Space to Grow schoolyard opened in 2016 at Wadsworth STEM in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, the students were thrilled with the new basketball courts and playground equipment. But Space to Grow schoolyards are so much more than that. They truly serve as an extension of the classroom and a way to educate students about... More 

Farnsworth Planting Day

April 11, 2019 9:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This event is being rescheduled due to weather. Stay tuned! You’re invited to come plant and play! Meet friends and neighbors for a gardening day to put the finishing touches on our new schoolyard! All are welcome and no gardening experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided—just show up and bring a friend! Advance... More 

Planning a New Schoolyard at Ashe

December 18, 2018 9:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As part of each schoolyard transformation, the Space to Grow team engages with the school community—including students, teachers, parents and community members—to see what elements they most want to see in a new schoolyard. By participating in fun activities and surveys, the school community highlights their priorities and votes on the elements they want to... More