Wildcat Bloom's Community Garden

Celebrating Outdoor Education

  • Saturday, August 26th
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wilson Middle School

Free community event centered around equitable environmental education opportunities for all NM students!

The event is a place to network, learn, and connect to grow outdoor classrooms, enjoy hands-on activities, visit with live animals, participate in demonstrations, find job and grant opportunities, with a special presentation about the living schoolyards act, and so much more!

  • Hands on activities
  • All ages welcome!

We can't wait to see you there!

Partnered By:

  • NMPED
  • APS
  • EENM
  • The Wilderness Society

Agenda

Speaker Presentations

9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Welcome
  • Living Schoolyards Act
  • Cuba outdoor classrooms
  • Panel discussion: Outdoor education
  • NM Public Education Department

Tables, Activities, and Demonstrations

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • BEMP
  • Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions
  • EENM
  • ID Food Hub
  • Impact outdoors
  • NM agriculture in the classroom
  • NM Envirothon
  • NM Dept. of Game and Fish
  • NM Outdoor Recreation Division
  • NM Youth Conservation Corps
  • Outdoor Learning Team
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • USDA Forest Service
  • WeGrow.eco
  • Youth Agricultural Cooperative

Wildcat Blooms Garden Tour

11 a.m.

Zoo Crew Live Reptiles with Jerry Tuttle

11:30 a.m.

Growing Wildcat Bloom's

Our outdoor classroom is designed to be a place where all students and teachers can come to experience the wonders of plants, the budding “edible forest”, the new pond and authentic learning opportunities in reading, writing, and responding to nature.

We hope to create an outdoor classroom where students can engage in the planning, growing, maintaining and harvesting of a school garden. This will be a wonderful learning experience for students, creating a healthy and prosperous garden with a variety of plants that will be used to generate service learning projects for students. Moving forward, as we recruit parent volunteers our intention is a holistic one that will engage the entire family. Our goal is to also encourage healthy eating habits as well as help sustain the garden through a growers market.