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Elias Attea

AmeriCorps VISTA, CNCS/Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville

Tilling Fallow Land: How school gardens can be integral to the next generation of public schools.

PRESENTED ON FEB 12, 2015
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 14

For a child, a garden is more than a greenspace.  It can be a place for peace, learning, and ownership. School gardens have been a revisited movement that have caught much momentum in the United States, and Pond Gap Elementary is a local advocate.  Horticultural pedagogy is more than just seeing plants grow.  School gardens can be an alternative to a more natural and tangible outlet for school curriculum, therapy, and physical and emotional development.   

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Schools, Libraries, Apartments

BY KAZUHIRO KOJIMA & KAZUKO AKAMATSU
@ VOL 69 ON FEB 20, 2010

This presentation is in JAPANESE. The first project, a school, is to be built as the current school does not meet current earthquake regulations in Japan. It reveals how important it is to rebuild where old public buildings are clearly at risk in a major earthquake. CAt website

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An 8-word Case for Green Schools

BY CLIFF ASHBURNER
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 05, 2013

An overview of what green schools are, and what they can do to transform students and communities, as seen through the eyes of a green building activist.

 

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Land Sea Sky

BY RITA BEIKS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

When Vancouver International Airport (YVR) required a thematic makeover in terms of experience, numerous local artists answered the call. Rita Beiks discusses the concept behind YVR's renewal -- namely "Land Sea Sky" -- and how the installations and exhibits of Aboriginal Canadian art serve to welcome travelers to the city. 

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Siting our Schools

BY MARY BETH IKARD
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Mary Beth Ikard presents issues that come with school siting policy decisions, and explains how siting has implications for the regional transportation system and quality of life in communites. 

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Heaven is a Garden

BY JAN JOHNSEN
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

In "Heaven is a Garden" From PechaKucha Night Garrison Vol. 7, Jan Johnsen tells us all about her love for beautiful gardens. She states that being in nature enhances our well-being, and encourages everyone to transform their yards into places of serenity. Jan emphasizes the importance of finding one’s niche within these delightful, natural spaces. 

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Growing School Gardens

BY LAURA KLAVITTER
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

What does it take to grow a community garden in schools? Hear from this passionate presenter about how she works with teachers to bring gardens into their own schools and classrooms. 

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Next Generation Work, Next Generation Workers

BY TYLER WAYE
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"80 percent of people under of the age of 30 want to change career paths but feel like they can't already. I started to wonder, what is going on with work? Why is it so confusing? Why is it this tormenting thing that's tying us in knots?"

In "Next Generation Work, Next Generation Workers" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 25 Tyler Waye asks the fundamental question: how do you find success in the confusing and somewhat frustrating world of work? 

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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FIRST Robotics Competition: Building the Next Generation of Thinkers, Tinkers, and Leaders One Robot at a Time

BY MADELINE DALE
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Madeline Dale, a Lakeshore High School junior, shares how the FIRST Robotics community is helping to build future technology leaders by using her own team and personal experience as an example. Madeline is entering her third year of participation on Team Lance-A-Bot, FRC Team 4237. FIRST Robotics is taking the world by storm with programs for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Find out what students are up to in southwest Michigan and beyond.