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The latest from S.E.E.D. at Dixie.
Environmental Education Docents (SEED)
P O Box 5704 , Novato , CA 94945
Mission is to enhance environmental education of students
through the use of trained volunteers and community resources;
to encourage students to develop a sense of interconnection,
respect, and appreciation for all life forms through experience
with their naturalk environment.
Program in Hamilton, Novato This website
focuses on the 1997-1998 SEED-sponsored program delivered
to the third graders of Hamilton School in Novato, California.
Native Plant Society: Marin Chapter
Environmental Education Council of Marin
Environmental Forum of Marin
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Environmental Education Docents (SEED), is a nonprofit, grassroots
program dedicated to youth, environmental
awareness and stewardship.
takes a comprehensive approach to provide schools free on-site
training, volunteers, professional presentations, resources,
student project funding and local field
SEED volunteers work directly with Kindergarten - 5th Graders
and their teachers, providing hands-on environmental programs
to expand awareness of local issues and resources. SEED empowers
youth to become advocates for environmental protection and
for future generations.
Dixie School our Outdoor Mentor Program mirrors the SEED
program and includes both SEED trained volunteers and garden volunteers.
The aim of the program is to assist the teachers of Dixie school
with the teaching of their curriculum in the environs of the school
campus. We are fortunate to have access to many wonderful resources:
Miller creek, a campus with
many trees, an established garden with ten raised boxes and a
further three boxes near the Kindergarten classes, a Native
American Indian Garden, a Butterfly
garden, and a Colonial Garden.
There is also a beautiful Hummingbird
Garden planted by Mrs. Reddick, a first grade teacher,
in the lunchtime eating area.
part of Earth Day 2001, the
Dixie School Nature Trail project
was launched. Each class has chosen a site around campus
to study and photograph over a period of a year. Their findings
and pictures will be compiled for Earth
Day 2002 and will be available for viewing on the site.
Environmental Education Docents
S.E.E.D. parent volunteers participate in a one-day docent training,
and are provided
material resources to work in their child's class one hour per
month; bringing hands-on activities to spark interest in the natural
world. Environmental education is brought to life on our own campus.
Docents emphasize scientific concepts to foster awareness of environmental
concerns. Students pledge to care for the earth as they garden,
plant trees, and explore creek and schoolyard habitats.
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