at the UT Gardens ~ Crossville
This is a special place for children ages 3-7 to experience the sights, sounds and "feel" of a living garden in an outdoor environment.
The work of children is simple-PLAY! Play stimulates the whole brain, not the specific area related to a single formal academic skill. It is multi-sensory, interactive, creative, and imaginative.
Nature learning occurs when a child interacts within the natural environment. When play opportunities are offered in a garden setting (whether on their own or with the assistance of adults), children are exposed to the agrarian (farms and farming) world. Being told how a plant grows does not compare to digging in the soil, planting a seed, watering, and watching daily for signs of growth. Interacting within the natural environment provides an opportunity to investigate the world.
Experiences / Features include: ( Click here for the brochure )
the UT Plateau Research and Education Center, Crossville
This page last updated 08/06/15