The EdEN Lab: Education, Evaluation, and Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin
Who Are They? EdEN Lab has drawn research insights from the Austin School Garden Project, which involves more than 100 schools, to identify successful strategies that help overcome challenges faced by school gardens. They support school gardens, teachers, and communities through research, evaluation, and training.
Are you interested in incorporating outdoor lessons into your school program? The EdEN lab offers two training programs: SproUTing Teachers and the EdEN Interns Program.
SproUTing Teachers is an individualized training program that focuses on guiding instructors in adapting their curriculum for outdoor learning. It also aids schools in creating permanent organizational structures for garden sustainability.
The EdEn Interns Program links undergraduate students in UT’s nutrition program with mentor teachers. The interns are tasked with developing and delivering outdoor lessons adapted from their mentors’ ‘indoor’ curriculum.
For more information about how to apply to the EdEN lab programs visit https://www.edenut.org/.
The EdEn Lab team is composed of five women who contribute unique qualities to the success of the program.
Visit https://www.edenut.org/resources to find resources about starting and maintaining a school garden, forming and training a team, and how to engage your extended school community.