GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruits: A National STEM Education Program

GrowingGreat Veggies & Fruits is an initiative designed to expand opportunities for children to taste, touch and learn about fruits and vegetables.  A Non-Profit Organization based out of Southern California, GrowingGreat supports garden-based learning and is leading a national garden, science, and nutrition education program through partnership with eight science centers around the country (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Carnegie Science Center, Detroit Zoo, Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville, Marbles Kids Museum, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Saint Louis Science Center). Youth participants at these sites will explore hands-on garden-related or nutrition-related science learning activities. The evaluation of this initiative will be conducted by the Institute for Learning innovation and will examine impacts on participating 3rd-5th graders providing feedback on the scaling of a now predominantly regional school-based program to free-choice learning institutions (museum and science center) contexts nationwide.  

Project Team: Elysa Corin Ph.D.