Children’s Museum offers kids’ healthy living workshop for teachers in August

The Children’s Museum garden at the Kids Go Green Environmental Center gives children the opportunity to grow, harvest, and eat fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruit. (Submitted photo)

The Children’s Museum garden at the Kids Go Green Environmental Center gives children the opportunity to grow, harvest, and eat fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruit. (Submitted photo)

 

The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is offering teachers of kindergarten through grade 5 the second of two Saturday morning workshops on healthy living and eating for kids on Saturday, August 25. The workshop will bring teachers to the Museum’s Kids in Action! Healthy Living exhibit and to the garden in the Kids Go Green Environmental Center.

The free workshop was offered from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, August 25, and it is being offered again on Saturday, August 25. Kids in Action and Kids Go Green staff and volunteers will lead the workshops and garden activities. These trainings are approved for in-service credit for teachers in the Oak Ridge school district, a press release said.

The workshop will offer information on how to start a Junior Master Gardening program at school. Workshop leaders will also provide simple classroom exercises that can stimulate blood circulation to students’ brains, which optimizes productivity and critical thinking.

Discussion will also focus on incorporating information into science and physical education instruction about cooking and eating healthy fruits and vegetables and about analyzing nutrition labels. Free classroom resources that align with Tennessee state standards will be offered.

To register for the workshop, call the Children’s Museum at (865) 482-1074, or e-mail Jaclyn Waymire at [email protected].

More information will be added as it becomes available.

This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.

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