Mission Statement • The mission of Garden Oaks Elementary’sEnvironmental Sciences program is to empower learners to become critically thinking citizens through inquiry-based instruction across disciplines.
Vision Statement • The vision of Garden Oaks Elementary Environmental Sciences is to develop and support a learning community that is actively engaged in individualized STEM-based learning and application.
Curriculum • Expansion and enrichment of research-based hands-on inquiry science curriculum that is aligned to state, district and national standards and fosters application to real-life.
Professional Development • Support educators in implementing and assessing inquiry-based science.
Assessment • Establish a means for measuring success towards establishing an effective inquiry-based science program.
Material Support • Ensure that teachers have timely and efficient access to appropriate materials to support inquiry-based science instruction.
Administrative and Community Support • Collaborate with community stakeholders to recruit assistance in sustaining science on campus.
Team Members: • Principal Lindsey Pollock • Site Coordinator Kirk Coppes • Teacher Thomas Johanson Shana Steinhardt Marisa Zepeda • Community Business Partner Kathryn Van der Pohl of Adolf Hoepfl Garage Catharine Perry of Perry Properties