Welcome to Mill Road School GardenThe Mill Road School Garden is a vibrant outdoor educational space for Red Hook's Elementary School students to learn and grow from hands-on environmental programming. Its purpose is to guide our inquisitive children to a greater understanding of the natural world around them, feeding their inherent curiosity about everything from the soil beneath our feet to the foods we eat. Core subjects like Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA are woven into every lesson, reinforcing the classroom's curriculum through experiential learning. Garden educators and classroom teachers work together to develop garden curriculum that seeks to instill a sense of stewardship and appreciation for our community and those that live within it. Lessons in the garden include not only horticulture, composting, and sustainability, but also map making, creature studies, cooking, problem solving, life cycles and more! Visitors are welcome in the garden, so please reach out to your child's teacher if you are interested in coming to a garden class as a volunteer. We'd love to have you!We are so fortunate to have the support of our wonderful community! Thank you to the The Ascienzo Family Foundation and Emerson Foundation for their generous support! We would also like to thank Red Hook Education Foundation, Four Corners Community Farm, and the Edible Schoolyard Project for their continued support.
Environmental Education Books
by Mary McKenna Siddals Year Published: 2010
Easy to read picture book useful for learning the alphabet and the ABC's of composting!
by DyAnne Disalvo-Ryan Year Published: 1994
Classic children's book on how one individual can make a huge difference in their community. The book also comes with a guide to start your own community garden!
by Liz Garton Scanlon Year Published: 2018
An easy read along book that educates its readers on the importance of trees both locally and globally. Problem-solving, determination, and nature-based solutions are all central themes.
by Susan Verde Year Published: 2016
A story illustrating the danger and daily struggle of accessing clean water and sanitation for many communities in the present day. This story is a great contrast to our comparatively water-rich region, where it is easy to take that access for granted.
by Carole Lindstrom Year Published: 2020
A book centered around the environmental activism of Indigenous peoples with special attention paid to the stewardship of water resources
by Khoa Lee Year Published: 2018
An introduction to the core concepts of climate change through the lens of a little polar bear's journey in the fragile Arctic ecosystem.
by Jessica Keating Year Published: 2017
The story of Eugenie Clark's fight against gender norms and the harmful misconceptions of sharks to become a leading expert in zoology. A fantastic depiction of the determination and passion it takes to be a scientist with lots of shark facts!Last Modified on September 29, 2023