Hands-on lessons, printed materials, video programs, and other materials can all help make your school garden and integral part of classroom learning. Following are some good places to look for learning materials and activity supplies for your classroom.



Curriculum : Supplies : Books : Multimedia : Novelty Items : Storage


Curriculum

Activities Integrating Math and Science
AIMS Education Foundation
PO Box 8120
Fresno, CA 93747
888-733-2467
http://www.aimsedu.org

Ag in the Classroom
US Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-504-9403
http://www.agintheclassroom.org
Curriculum guides, lessons, and free stuff to teach about agricultural practices in Illinois

Garden Mosaics
Fernow Hall 16
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
gardenmosaics@cornell.edu
http://www.dnr.cornell.edu/gardenmosaics/

Great Explorations in Math and Science
UC Berkeley
GEMS
Lawrence Hall of Science #5200
Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
510-642-7771
http://www.lhsgems.org

Growing in the Garden
Janet Anderson
ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development
33 Curtis Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Multidisciplinary curriculum with garden applications

Junior Master Gardener
225 Horticulture / Forestry Building
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
979-845-8565
http://www.jmgkids.us

J. Weston Walch Publisher
321 Valley Street
PO BOX 658
Portland, Maine 04104-0658
800-341-6094
http://www.walch.com
Multidisciplinary curriculum for middle school, high school, and adult education

National Gardening Association
1100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
802-863-5251
http://www.garden.org

National Science Teachers Association
NSTA Catalog
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-3000
800-277-5300
http://www.nsta.org

Smithsonian Resource Guide for Educators
Smithsonian Office of Education
Arts and Industries Building, Room 1163
Smithsonian Institution
Washington DC 20560-0402
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org

Teacher Resources
2931 East Mc Carty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
800-SCHOLAS
http://www.scholastic.com
K-8 curriculum resources

Zephyr Press
PO Box 66006-1F
Tucson, AZ 85728-6006
800-232-2187
http://www.zephyrpress.com
Multidisciplinary teaching strategies

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Supplies

ABC School Supply
3312 N. Berkeley Lake Road
P.O. Box 100019
Duluth, GA 30096-9419
800-669-4222
http://www.abcschoolsupply.com
A little bit of everything for infants to children in grade 1

Acorn Naturalists
17821 East 17th Street #103
PO Box 2423
Tustin, CA 92781-2423
800-422-8886
http://www.acornnaturalists.com
Environmental education resources with field equipment and guides, interpretive resources, and books on aquatics, botanical explorations, and animal activities

American Science & Surplus
3605 Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60076
847-982-0870
http://www.sciplus.com
Arts and crafts, a large supply of house and garden items and a variety of school supplies and tools

Carolina Biological Supply Company
2700 York Road
Burlington, NC 27215-3398
800-334-5551
http://www.carolina.com
Complete science catalog offering books, videos, live specimens, lab equipment, and much more

Delta Education
PO Box 3000
Nashua, NH 03061-3000
800-282-9560
http://www.delta-education.com/
Supplies for the outdoor classroom, plant sciences, and other hands-on tools for teaching science

ETA Cuisenaire
500 Greenview Court
Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1862
800-445-5985
http://www.etacuisenaire.com
A variety of supplies for earth, life, and physical sciences

Forestry Suppliers, Inc.
PO Box 8397
Jackson, MS 39284-8397
800-647-5368
http://www.forestry-suppliers.com
A great resource for environmental science! Tons of tools for soil science and insect studies, including scales, measurement tools, thermometers, butterfly nets, and outdoor gear

Gardening with Kids Catalog and Online Store
National Gardening Association
180 Flynn Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
800-538-7476
http://www.kidsgardening.org
Catalog includes materials from books to grow labs to worms

American Education Products (formerly Hubbard Scientific)
National Teaching Aids
401 Hickory Street
P.O. Box 2121
Ft. Collins, CO 80522
800-289-9299
http://www.amep.com
Great supplies for teaching botany and plant science – slides, models, plant lab kits, seed kits

Insect Lore
P.O. Box 1535
Shafter, CA 93263
800-LIVE BUG
http://www.insectlore.com
A variety of resources from books to games to live critters for teaching about bugs, worms, and frogs, among others

Museum Products Co.
84 Route 27
Mystic, CT 06355
800-395-5400
http://www.museumproducts.net
This catalog contains a little bit of everything: books, novelty items, magnifying tools, kits, and many tools to teach about insects

Nature Watch Catalog
5312 Derry Ave Suite R
Agoura Hills, CA 91301-5004
800-228-5816
http://www.nature-watch.com/
Resources, activities, and programs for indoor and outdoor educators

NASCO
901 Janesville Ave.
P.O. Box 901
Ft. Atkinson, WI 53538-0901
800-558-9595
http://www.eNASCO.com
Anything and everything you ever wanted to teach science

School Specialty
888-388-3224
http://www.schoolspecialty.com/
Everything under the sun for teachers, schools, and classrooms

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Books

Franklin Watts Children's Books
Hachette Children's Books UK
338 Euston Road
London, England NW1 3BH
+ 44 (0)20 7873 6000
http://www.franklinwatts.co.uk/
Books for social studies, science, geography, and literature, among a variety of other topics; contains a special section for accelerated readers; an excellent catalog!

Chinaberry
2780 Via Orange Way
Spring Valley, CA 91978
800-776-2242
http://www.chinaberry.com
An excellent resource for high-quality literature for children and young adults

Dawn Publications
P.O. Box 2010
Nevada City, CA 95959
800-545-7475
http://www.dawnpub.com
Catalog of literature and nature connections; combines children’s literature and nature awareness

Usborne Books
10302 E. 55th Place
Tulsa, Ok 74146-6515
800-611-1655
http://www.usbornebooksandmore.com/
K-12 books across the curriculum

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Multimedia Resources

A Crack in the Pavement
Bullfrog Films
1-800-BULLFROG
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com
Video showing true stories about turning school yards into thriving green oases

Environmental Media
1008 Paris Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935-2418
800-368-3382
http://www.envmedia.com
Environmental videos, CD-ROMs, and DVDs are accompanied by educators' guides that provide background information and activities for students

Gardening with Kids
National Gardening Association
http://www.gardeningwithkids.org/
1-800-538-7476 x201
Video featuring a mosaic of school gardens across the nation

Music for Little People
P.O. Box 757
Greenland, NH 03840
800-409-2457
http://www.musicforlittlepeople.com/
Videos, audio tapes, instruments, and accessories for using music with children

Video Project
P.O. Box 77188
San Francisco, CA 94197
800-475-2638
http://www.videoproject.com
Videos for nature and the environment, social sciences, and videos for children and youth

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Miscellaneous and Novelty Items

Caning Shop, The
926 Gilman Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
800-544-3373
http://www.caning.com
Supplies for caning, wicker, basketry, and gourds

Hearthsong
1950 Waldorf NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49550-7100
800-325-2502
http://www.hearthsong.com
Art kits, books, dolls, puppets, nature craft kits, games, and holiday themes

Magic Cabin Dolls
1950 Waldorf NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49550-7000
888-623-6557
http://www.magiccabin.com
Handmade, all natural dolls, toys and crafts

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Storage

Consolidated Plastics (National Bag)
2233 Old Mill Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236
800 247-6000
http://www.consolidatedplastics.com/
Plastic bags and boxes in all sizes and shapes

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