Program teaches kids about gardening, cooking

Program teaches kids about gardening, cooking


ASSOCIATED UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL PRODUCE ENOUGH LIFT TO INCREASE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS THE SIERRA TODAY. SOME STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG AS SPC HAS US IN A GENERAL THUNDERSTORM MENTION. AIR QUALITY WILL BE LIKE THIS TOMORROW. TAKING A LOOK AT YOUR 7-DAY FORECAST. THE VALLEY THE MOUNTAINS SHOW IN THE KERN RIVER VALLEY TEMPERATURES YOUR VALLEY PLANNER CALLS FOR TEMPS IN THE MOUNTAINS, EDUCATION NEWS NOW… ONE SCHOOL PROGRAM IS BRINGING THE CLASSROOM TO LIFE – BY TEACHING KIDS HOW TO GROW FOOD AND COOK IT. 17’S KAREN HUA JOINS US WITH MORE ON THE EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD. THE PROGRAM SAYS IT’S ALL ABOUT TEACHING STUDENTS ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS – LIKE GARDENING AND COOKING. BUT IT’S ALSO ABOUT FOSTERING INTERNAL GROWTH. CLASSROOM – WILL ROLL OUT THE PROGRAM TO THE COMMUNITY. THEIR NEW VAN – DONATED BY MERCEDES BENZ OF BAKERSFIELD. KELLY ATKINSON: “I THINK STUDENTS PICK UP THINGS IN THE GARDEN AND KITCHEN THAT THEY MIGHT NOT BY READING A BOOK, JUST BECAUSE IT IS HANDS ON. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF LEARNERS, SO THERE ARE A LOT OF LIGHT BULB MOMENTS THAT HAPPEN IN THE EDIBLE SCHOOL YARD.” KAREN: AND THE PROGRAM SAYS – ALL ITS LESSONS CAN BE TIED BACK TO THE COMMON CORE AND NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS… JIM: GRAB YOUR KILT, SCONES AND BAGPIPES, BECAUSE BAKERSFIELD IS EMRBACING ITS SCOTTISH SIDE THIS WEEKEND.

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