WHAT IS THE GREEN CLASSROOM?
The Green Classroom is the AISD organic garden and educational classroom located directly across Milton Street from the Becker campus on the lot of a historic home. Becker has the unique privilege of having a garden plot for each class and weekly access for the students. Students plant, grow and harvest as they participate in activities that integrate curriculum concepts into their gardening. This hands-on experience in the garden fosters a deeper understanding of science, ecology and healthy food and promotes students’ sense of well-being through outdoor learning.
The Green Classroom also serves the greater school district as the home of Earth Camp and the Keep Austin Beautiful Green Teens and Green Stewards. The Green Classroom has a proven track record of developing innovative programs to peak students’ interest in learning. It has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Texas Governor’s Clean Texas 2000 Award, The President’s Environmental Youth Award, and the Renew America Award for Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Conservation.