Student Researchers: Caroline Herre, Vanessa Ehrenpreis, Maeve Curtin, Gina Digiantonio, and Grace Sheridan
Faculty Advisor: Eileen Merritt
Community Partner: Burnley-Moran Elementary City Schoolyard Garden
This study will build upon the “Healthy Habits” environmental after-school club at Burnley-Moran and further measure the impacts of the club’s curriculum through the development of a handbook. Healthy Habits aims to encourage environmental stewardship, healthy lifestyles, and physical activity through the use of a schoolyard garden and nature. To expand the program beyond just an after school-club and into part of the school’s everyday curriculum, we will develop a handbook and parallel online resources for teachers and staff.