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Session 4: Outdoor Group Management

This webinar will take garden design and put it into action, including how to bring a group of students out into your garden space for maximum learning and fun.

Resources for this webinar recording can be viewed by following the steps below:

  1. Create a free Schoology account;
  2. Add the course using the menu in the upper left-hand corner;
  3. Use the Access Code SC64-MJKW-9SFBC to add the Summer Institute Course;
  4. Click on the folder labeled Live Webinars and Recordings; and
  5. Select a webinar to watch.

Having issues accessing the Schoology website? Review this video that walks you through the process.

Outline with timestamps:

  • Introduction 0:00
  • Combing design with function 9:00
  • Examples of Signage 9:00
  • Sign making process 26:35
  • Storage and Organization 34:00
  • Flexible spaces 37:00
  • Lesson Planning 51:00
  • Science 52:00
  • Cooking 1:01:25
  • Activity Stations (music, nature, art, loose parts, digging beds) 1:04:10
  • Independent work 1:13:15
  • Helpful Tools 1:16:30
  • Tone Setting 1:18:30
  • Setting Expectations 1:19:00
  • Songs and Movement 1:22:05
  • Physical Considerations 1:23:45
  • Q and A 1:29:00


  • Emma Boel, School Garden Partners Coordinator, City Blossoms;
  • Willa Pohlman, Director of Programming and Training, City Blossoms; and
  • Brianne Studer, Director of Programs, Friends of the National Arboretum and Washington Youth Garden.