Title: School gardening and nature study in English rural schools and in London
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: Sipe, Susan Bender. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Nature study School gardens
Publisher: Washington, Govt. print off.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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to plant in theground. Last year an experimentalarbor day was held, when the mayor,aldermen, and councilors attended instate and planted several specimentrees. A large number of school chil-dren were present. During the cere-mony the mayor stood on the bed where bulbs had been planted in thefall. One of the children, in distress, spoke to Miss Hall about it, Ask him to step off, said Miss Hall, and much to his surprise hewas invited to do so. A borough councilor speaks of this nature-study museum as a little temple of nature in the least romantic andmost commercial center of the metropolis which has stimulatedinterest in the nature-study movement alike among borough council-ors, the public, and local schools. Its destiny seems greater to thewriter, for its influence has reached across the Atlantic in its shortperiod of existence. CABLE STREET SCHOOL. On the other side of the very high wall surrounding the recreationground is the Cable Street Public School. Mr. Winkworth, the head 204
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pk 3.—Childrens garden at theNature Study Museum. 14 master, has tried every means at his command to have the wall re-moved to give his school easy access to the grounds and the museum.So high is the wall that it shuts out every vestige of green from theschool, and so winding the alleys and streets that it takes ten minutesto reach the museum. So far he has met with no success. Mr. Wink-worth is an expert botanist who has the unusual faculty of impartinghis knowledge and his enthusiasm to his teachers and pupils. Hespends his week-end vacations in the country, returning laden withmaterial. His method develops investigation in his pupils. EveryMonda}7 morning some item for study and investigation is placed inthe main hall in full view of the children passing to and from theclass rooms. During the fall season, when nature is scattering her seed, he hung up his bicycle leg-gings, covered with sticking seed,for the children to make discov-eries of natures methods of seeddissemination. A
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