The Educational Benefits Of School Greenhouses
When people think of a greenhouse, they usually imagine large greenhouses run by commercial nurseries. But there are greenhouses that are operated by home vegetable growers, hobby gardeners, and there are even school greenhouses. If you haven’t seen one, school greenhouses are a great way to enhance education. For educators looking to add an alternative to traditional education, there are some benefits to school greenhouses.
One of the things that make greenhouses a big winner for learning is that they offer a hands-on learning experience. Kids learn about the life cycle and the stages of plants by helping to make them grow and by using school greenhouses in practical experiments. Its one thing to see a picture of a plant in a textbook, but it’s a different experience to be able to examine a real plant up close and learn about the parts of a flower, about how pollination works, or to examine leaves. If you add a hydroponics set-up in your greenhouse, kids can get to see root systems while you explain how they work. For those who learn best with hands-on experience, school greenhouses can greatly enhance the learning process.
Fun for Everyone
In addition to the educational benefits, school greenhouses give new opportunities for extracurricular activities as well as something to brag about in the school newsletter. A gardening club that meets before or after school might give kids a way to start a lifelong hobby of gardening, learning to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables. And the results can be showpieces in school events, such as open houses.
Of course, the thing about school greenhouses is that you need to budget for them. Despite the cost of installing school greenhouses, they can add an exciting new activity for educational environments at all levels.
At Greenhouses online we have put a few Packages together to suit all school budgets from our mini greenhouses to our massive A+ size. Contact us for your School Greenhouse Quote.