Klorane Botanical Foundation + KidsGardening Announce Brooklyn's P53K District 75 School Winner of Budding Botanist Grant

Brooklyn's P53K District 75 is a 2018 Budding Botanist Grant Winner
Celebratory Award Event To Take Place Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - June 13, 2018 - PrZen -- Dedicated to supporting global initiatives to protect the plant universe and biodiversity, the Klorane Botanical Foundation, Klorane's corporate foundation, and national non-profit KidsGardening, leader in the school gardening movement, are proud to announce Brooklyn's P53K District 75 School as a winner of the inaugural Budding Botanist Grant. The Grant helps our youngest citizens value their environment, explore the plant world, and inspires them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems.

One of six winning schools across the country, P53K District 75 School has been awarded a Budding Botanist Grant package valued at $3000 in cash and supplies to provide resources for creating important learning gardens with their students. The school was selected for how it is using the garden to integrate learning on a variety of topics for their students, many who are kinesthetic learners, and will utilize the Budding Botanist Grant to create a fully accessible garden space for students of all abilities to learn from and enjoy.

P53K is a special needs New York City public school program serving K-12th grade students in Brooklyn. Principal Heather Leykam shares, "We plan to create a sensory garden that accommodates our students' different learning styles. I believe the new garden will afford our students the best opportunity for successful teaching and learning about their environment and the impact it has on all aspects of their day to day living."

The school plans to integrate garden activities into what Leykam describes as an "adaptive science curriculum that results in sustainable gardening becoming an integral part of our everyday learning environment and school culture."

On Tuesday, June 19, the Klorane Botanical Foundation and KidsGardening will help host an award ceremony and garden project at the school in celebration of receiving the Budding Botanist Grant, and to raise awareness around the impact of teaching children to protect nature through growing, caring for and living with plants.

  ·    Date: Tuesday, June 19

  ·    Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Welcome & Student-Led Garden Tour / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Budding Botanist Grant Award Ceremony, Garden Activities, Student Demonstrations, Garden Games & more

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      ·    Address: P53K District 75 School, 544 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY,  718.832.3563

    If you're interested in attending or for more information, please contact P53K District 75 School at 718.832.3563 or the following representatives:


    Maree Gaetani  802.324.3699

    Karen Oliver and Associates:
    Carol Straley  212.397.0645


    Karen Oliver and Associates

    Source: Klorane

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