The Elizabeth Conservancy's Environmental Education Center & Gardens

combining . . .

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEM EDUCATION WITH FOOD GROWING AND NATURAL PLAY

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- creating connections and natural beauty in our neighborhoods 

Organic Food Growing

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Connecting adults   .  .  .


Nature Exploration

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.  .  .  and children to nature in their own neighborhood.


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Connecting . . .

. . . to a healthier, active lifestyle . . . to neighbors . . . to learning . . . to resources . . . to non-profits . . . to educators . . . to a place to . . .             


. . . Play ~ Learn ~ Grow!



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~ Inspiration ~

INSPIRATION:

A special property . . .

   . . . with fig trees and pink Magnolias

Memories of childhood spent . . .

   . . . collecting leaves, rocks, and feathers . . . chasing    butterflies . . . picking tomatoes and apples on the run    . . . sitting in a favorite tree . . . playing outside all day

Robin Moore . . .

. . . and the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University . . .

Richard Louv's book . . .

. . . Last Child In The Woods, and his continuing efforts to raise awareness of nature deficit disorder affecting children and adults

The increasing need for . . .

. . . a place to go and a place to grow, where adults and children can relieve stress by actively engaging with the land, nature, and each other in their own neighborhood

. . . a local resource for STEM educators, students, and area non-profits

A place to . . . Play ~ Learn ~ Grow!

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The Elizabeth Conservancy, Inc.

Third Avenue at Redcliffe and Doyle Streets

P.O. Box 6901, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

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