Student Engagement and Educational Development (SEED) program

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Monday, November 30, 2020
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Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Park, Outdoor, and Garden Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs, Pre-K/Early Childhood Programs
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Education and learning science | General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
Low Socioeconomic Status
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

The Garfield Park Conservatory will launch a new initiative to expand and improve its offerings for local students and teachers with a focus on meeting the needs of Title I schools and under-served schools on Chicago's West Side. The new Student Engagement and Educational Development (SEED) program is designed to enhance the quality of fieldtrip experiences for PreK-8 students visiting the conservatory; support teachers in planning and connecting their conservatory fieldtrips to their classroom studies; align fieldtrip content to Next Generation Science Standards; provide increased access to STEM-based fieldtrips for the city's Title I schools; and connect under-resourced schools on Chicago's West Side more deeply to the conservatory. This program will build the organization's capacity to serve more students and teachers each year, and make the conservatory more appealing to teachers, more engaging for students, and easier to access for low-income schools that struggle to provide their students fieldtrip experiences.

Funding Program: 
Museums for America
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Team Members

Lydia Van SlykeLydia Van SlykePrincipal Investigator

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