DESIGNING NATURE FRIENDLY SCHOOL GARDENS: IMPLEMENTING VISIONS OF STUDENTS


BEKAR M. , GÜNEROĞLU N.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.27, pp.9473-9480, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.9473-9480

Abstract

Education is one of the most important factors for a child to become an individual. School and school gardens are indispensable elements of child education. But in our country school gardens are not as important as school buildings. However, school gardens are an important part of children's physical and mental development. The information that children gain by playing and living in school gardens is as important as the information they earn through the education they receive from the schools. Lack of institutional management, inadequate design of green areas and unplanned settlements lead to construction of gardens with solid textures in school campuses. However, children should be offered the opportunity to be involved with nature. They should be given a chance to live by learning and feeling the nature.