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Bringing Education to Life!


Project Learning Garden provides schools with strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs. Teachers are provided with hands-on training, curriculum aligned to national standards, lesson kits filled with supplies, a schoolyard garden, fully-equipped garden cooking cart, and strategies for summer garden maintenance.


When kids learn about endangered species, there is an empathetic spark to want to DO something to help. Project Hero™ challenges and guides students on a Hero's Quest to understand threats facing endangered species local to them as well as design and implement a solution to make a meaningful difference.


Core to the philosophy of The Institute @ CPF is that every science topic can be taught using students’ local environment as the context for learning. To that end, The Institute addresses all science topics, developing opportunities for students to participate in authentic research, an inquiry investigation, problem-solving, a design challenge, and central to the mission of CPF, implementation of an environmental stewardship project aligned with that topic.