IMAGINE: Innovative Modeling Across the Garden to Investigate Neighborhood Ecology

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2017 | PROJECT

The Missouri Botanical Garden will work with six urban schools, to create new educational opportunities for teachers and students who use the garden's institutional research as a foundation for STEM Programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students in the program will focus on one of three core garden research themes: medicinal uses of plants, plants as a food source, or the ecological value of plants. Anchored by multiple field experiences at the garden and its satellite sites, follow up programming, and teacher professional development, the program will be aligned with state standards to address concerns with student proficiency in the STEM disciplines.

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Team Members

Robert Coulter, Author, Missouri Botanical Garden


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0096-14
Funding Amount: $140,605


Access and Inclusion: Urban
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM | Health and medicine
Resource Type: Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Public Programs