Portland Community College is a diverse and welcoming college. With many resources and different learning environments fit to all students needs, the students prosper. The Learning Garden on the Rock Creek campus is a great example of one of the several resource centres set up to help students with their education. It really reflects the helpful attitude that PCC sets up as a whole. The Learning Garden is a great addition to the campus because it is a peaceful learning environment, generous with it’s products and is resourceful and open to other students.
During my visit to the Learning Garden, noticed what a peaceful place it was. The abundance of nature made the 3.6 acres of land very soothing and a great place to go if you need to relax or do homework or whatever. I went around 3-ish in the afternoon. It was pretty sunny with a nice breeze going that almost made it feel like an Indian summer, even though it was early October. I noticed on first glance that there were not only many vegetable beds, but also a great amount of flowers and natural decorations such as the bean teepee.
I continued my exploration of this environment by interviewing Nora Lindsey, the coordinator. I asked her what they did with …show more content…
These could include environmental studies, landscape architecture classes, and other biology classes. The Farm, as I learned it can also be called, also works together with middle schools and high schools in that area. They are very generous with their knowledge and are very kind to help out educational programs and projects. Another wonderful thing about the Farm is that they try to be as environmentally as possible, more specifically, with their water. I learned from talking to a volunteer that the water system is connected to solar panels which are connected to a battery that pumps well water for an irrigation
“College in America” Caroline Bird thinks that a college education may not be the best choice for all high school students because college education does not bring about social equality, it does not benefit them financially, and it is not guaranteed that college will lead them to an elite profession. First of all, high school students are expected to bring about social equality through four rigorous years in college. However, college is an expensive way to categorize the highs and lows in society. It is pressuring to younger students to pursue a higher education that only a few could achieve, and is also difficult for them to established an identity in society. Second, a college education does not benefit the youth financially because it is
The gardens directly around Monticello were to be fashioned as an ornamental farm, “Combining utility with beauty,”1 as well as a place for experimentation and research, which helped Jefferson determine the vegetables, trees and
Again, I think this is a great opportunity for students to see first-hand the process of farming or growing a produce, the work it takes to package it and get it sent out to the manufactures who are selling the product. If a student has the aspiration or goal to become a farmer, this experience is one that introduce them to the work and type of environment in which they will be.
Summary In Andrew Delbanco's essay, College At Risk, he talks about college education in America and at some different points, he compares them to other countries education systems. In the beginning of his essay, the basis of American college education is discussed, and how furthering your education past high school helps us become productive adults. It is also mentioned how college is a place to expand your knowledge and critical thinking skills. It is pointed out that other countries may have a better education system and possibly outperform the U.S. when it comes to certain jobs.
The Outdoor Classroom is a special natural hands on space beside the center, with research-based landscaping and structures designed to provide kids with opportunities to reconnect with nature. There are dedicated stations facilitating Music and Movement, Building, Climbing and Running, and other such great activities kids can do outside. These facilities are opened on the weekends in the summertime and the county rangers help assist with
Kincaid said that her favorite garden is the Garden of Eden. The recreation of the garden in Auschwitz was the Holocaust garden. This made Kincaid not want to talk about the Garden of Eden because of the German roots in Auschwitz. This creates a bitter thought for Kincaid. For the gardens on the Middleton Place Plantation she describes how the garden had individual spots for a specific flower.
The Greek Philosopher Aristotle identified “The years between puberty and age twenty-one as the formative time for mind and character.” It was customary for young Greek men to attend a series of lectures that resembled our notion of a college “course”(Delbanco 36). Aristotle is a believer of education and the power it has on the development of the young mind. Likewise, he believes college is a place to establish one’s character. Caroline Bird’s essay, “Where College Fails Us,” definitely does not correlate with the opinion of Aristotle.
“I am the type of person that interacts with all kinds of people. I do agree that diversity means nothing when you only hang with your group of people. HBCU’s are for African Americans and that who should attend there” (Ohboi on College Confidential). HBCU’s are not just for African American, it is for everyone. HBCU Lifestyle has questioned America, “It’s becoming a perennial argument in academic circles: Are HBCU’s still needed in so called post-racial America?
Ag ed helps people to grow in many ways, but mostly focuses on leadership like ways. Without FFA and agriculture classes many kids wouldn’t realize the importance their actions and words have on others, which helps these kids to be more respectful to others. FFA and ag classes help people to grow mentally, which helps them to be tougher, therefore these kids are mentally stronger and can handle harder subjects and topics others can’t. Being involved in these helps these teenagers to be more proactive in what they do, resulting in communities being treated respectfully. They also help children to have a huge growth and improvement in responsibility.
I was happy that we had a chance to visit here. With beautiful flowers decorating the pathway to the front door, this house was so charming. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to share their information with us. I appreciate how I was advised to take pictures outside first in the garden and then come back in and enjoy the displays. The rose garden was beautiful and I was able to get some great photos.
Upon beginning my first class at Walden University, it has been difficult to see myself getting through this 8-week course. Furthering my education has been something I have struggled to accomplish for the last 4 years. I almost decided to give up and continue being just a high school teacher. However, being a senior teacher that motivates my students to go above an beyond to reach their goal has pushed me to work hard and start a new journey. Though it is only the beginning of my journey, I can see graduation.
During the summer of 2015, I drove to Lipscomb University’s campus with my mandatory khaki shorts and a positive attitude. I knew it was an honor that I was given the chance to attend Volunteer Girls State, but I had no idea to what extent. I grab my bags, walk to registration, and instantaneously get fixed inside a cloud of smiles, greetings, and positivity. It was almost overwhelming just how cheerful the atmosphere was, but it was tremendously refreshing. I told my mom goodbye and glanced over my busy itinerary with my roommate just before heading to the first of many Davis City meetings.
Most community college students have a life outside their school life. Some may have more priorities than others, but they still have to pay for things, manage time, and most work at least a minimum of ten hours . There are many students that don 't return for the second year at a community college for many reasons, but the main reason is that many community college students have experienced debt. Which leads to why many first time Community College students don 't return for the second year due to money issues. First, many community college students have to work several hours while going to school.
These activities included playing on the playground, picking gourds, ground cherries, apples, raspberries, and tomatoes in the garden, planting bulbs for the spring, taking a walk to the pound, and saying “hello” to the horses and the donkey, Elmo. While outside, our biggest concerns for the children was to keep them away from the electric fence used to keep the horses in their pin. Most of the kids were very good about staying away from the fence and encourage the others to stand back when they get too close, but we had to give a few of the kids extra reminders. I very much enjoyed my time at Camp Ketcha, and would definitely volunteer there again. This was a great site for my service learning because I believe in the principles of the organization, but I am not sure if this would be the right place for a TR student because there is no certified CTRS on site.