Outreach Programs and Community Support:

Let us bring an educational experience or field trip to you! Our outreach program provides enrichment and curriculum for the community by bringing our hands on activities to your classroom or school garden. We partner with local schools to develop garden and outdoor based curriculum for their classrooms. To schedule us for a classroom visit, please contact Lacey Bray, Educational Programs Coordinator at lbray@pinecrest-fl.gov. Existing lesson plans  can be modified to work with your classroom, or let us customize an indoor or outdoor program for you.

Palmetto Earth Program and Pinecrest Gardens

Through our outreach initiatives, Pinecrest Gardens is a Proud Partner of the Palmetto Elementary Earth Program, or PEP. The Palmetto Earth Program is a multi-disciplinary, school wide program that aims to integrate environmental stewardship across the pre K-5 curriculum, by linking state standards and benchmarks to current local and global environmental issues. Pinecrest Gardens serves as a support system to the PEP program, offering tailor made lesson plans for all grades, site visits, presentations and support with their school garden.  The program offers curriculum that provides hands on activities in a range of settings for all age groups. Through this initiative, we aim to leave an environmental legacy both on the campus, and in the minds of the students and teachers that we work with.