Earth Camp is an award-winning water quality field science program for fifth-grade students attending Title I schools in the Austin Independent School District. Students spend four school days at outdoor sites participating in hands-on science with City educators, hydrogeologists and biologists. One of the activities includes visiting the Becker Green Classroom where the students are learning about aquifers, water runoff, composting and organic gardening.
Sharing the space with Earth Camp allows the children to learn about:
- Helping – As the space is shared everyone pitches in to tend to the gardens especially when the seeds are germinating or seedlings are growing. The orange flags all around the garden gives visual clues to everyone that they are areas that need watering.
- Boundaries – The children see markers around the garden identifying the owners of the plot. Children can only see and admire other’s garden but can only eat if there is a “Ok To Eat” sign
- Respectful – Being respectful of others by walking on designated paths and not in other’s garden
- Follow Rules – All children learn to follow the rules of the Green classroom by adhering to: walking in the garden, putting away tools, cleaning up after themselves and helping in the common areas
Make a Donation Today
Clicking any of our donation buttons will take you directly to The Becker Green Classroom PayPal account. We also accept donations and payments via Venmo @GreenClassroom-Treasurer
Giving By Check
Prefer to send your donation by check? Make it out to The Becker Green Classroom and mail to 1701 Briar St. Austin, TX 78704 Please include a note with your name, address and phone or email so, we can send a thank you and tax receipt.
How Donations Are Used
The goals of our Donation programs are to raise funds for our operating costs, awareness about our incredible garden, and to increase volunteer involvement so that all children at our school can have the opportunity to participate.
1701 Briar St, Austin TX 78704