Make Better Education

Make Better Education A kids education program dedicated to sustainability. Hands-on design thinking + project-based activities!

🌎Happy Earth Day!💚🌱my heart sings from this beautiful plant print from yesterday's workshop: "The green on the paper is ...
04/22/2018

🌎Happy Earth Day!💚
🌱my heart sings from this beautiful plant print from yesterday's workshop: "The green on the paper is from the chlorophyll in the leaves." Thank you for coming out!🌿

Making sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) with the incredible sister-brother duo for Earth Day! 🌍 @sbinabina and @sandro_movi...
04/21/2018

Making sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) with the incredible sister-brother duo for Earth Day! 🌍 @sbinabina and @sandro_movinshakin

12/17/2017
BBC Earth

"We need to act now. We need to act together."

“We need to act now and we need to act together."
#BluePlanet2

Say no to plastic straws! :)
12/08/2017

Say no to plastic straws! :)

11/13/2017
BBC News

What will you do to prevent this sea of plastic from growing?

A colossal ‘sea of plastic’ which stretches for miles has been found floating in the Caribbean.

So is it time to change our plastic bottle behaviour? (Via BBC Radio 5 live)

We need your help banning Styrofoam in NYC! It's made from polystyrene which is difficult to biodegrade and is a human c...
08/30/2017

We need your help banning Styrofoam in NYC!
It's made from polystyrene which is difficult to biodegrade and is a human carcinogen (a substance that promotes cancer). Help us join the other US cities who have banned the foam: San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland.

We need NYC food businesses to sign on. They will not be spammed! Please ask your local spots to sign the petition today:
https://www.change.org/p/ban-styrofoam-a-petition-to-the-nyc-city-council-speaker-from-nyc-businesses

It’s time to ban Styrofoam food containers in New York City!
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Show your support by reaching out to your local food vendor, restaurant, or deli in NYC and have them sign the petition to ban styrofoam!
Link for businesses to sign on -
https://www.change.org/p/ban-styrofoam-a-petition-to-the-nyc-city-council-speaker-from-nyc-businesses

08/29/2017
NationSwell

The power of gardening! It's never too early to start and it's also never too late! Plant something today :)

At 9 years old with a 40-pound cabbage, she started a project to feed the hungry. Now at 18, she's leading a nationwide movement.

Neat plant sculpture made by the class with the help of @rachelmijaresfick 💚.......#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown...
07/20/2017

Neat plant sculpture made by the class with the help of @rachelmijaresfick 💚
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener #designthinking #steam #stem #education #empathy #projectbased #globalcitizens #learningbydoing #engineeringdesignprocess #seymourpapert #reggioemilia #khanacademy #oneworldschoolhouse #plantsculpture #natureart #sustainableart #makebetter17

Alessandro demonstrating NYC's incredible tap water💧 and how to better Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle plastic bottles💚.........
07/19/2017

Alessandro demonstrating NYC's incredible tap water💧 and how to better Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle plastic bottles💚
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener #designthinking #steam #stem #education #empathy #projectbased #globalcitizens #learningbydoing #engineeringdesignprocess #seymourpapert #reggioemilia #khanacademy #oneworldschoolhouse #makebetter17 #nyctapwater #backtothetap #banplasticbottles

Hands-on! @rachelmijaresfick came back to make more art with nature. 🍃.......#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urba...
07/19/2017

Hands-on! @rachelmijaresfick came back to make more art with nature. 🍃
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener #designthinking #steam #stem #education #empathy #projectbased #globalcitizens #learningbydoing #engineeringdesignprocess #seymourpapert #reggioemilia #khanacademy #oneworldschoolhouse #plantsculpture #natureart #sustainableart #makebetter17

On da airwaves jabbering about camp with Earth Mum 🌞.......#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustain...
07/17/2017

On da airwaves jabbering about camp with Earth Mum 🌞
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener #designthinking #steam #stem #education #empathy #projectbased #globalcitizens #learningbydoing #engineeringdesignprocess #seymourpapert #reggioemilia #oneworldschoolhouse #sustainableart #empathy #wbai #earthmum

Week one is over! 💚 For this first course, 🌱 How it Grows, we tinkered with nature🌿, practiced empathy💖, and learned how...
07/15/2017

Week one is over! 💚 For this first course, 🌱 How it Grows, we tinkered with nature🌿, practiced empathy💖, and learned how to be sustainable global citizens 🌎. Next week we'll dive into renewable energy with ⚡ Everything is Energy. I can't wait!
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener #designthinking #steam #stem #education #empathy #projectbased #globalcitizens #learningbydoing #engineeringdesignprocess #seymourpapert #reggioemilia #oneworldschoolhouse #visualthinking #sustainableart #empathy

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWaoiy5j2jC/Take a look at our sustainable artists! The lovely Rachel MF led a 🌿Plant Print ...
07/11/2017
Instagram post by Make Better Education • Jul 11, 2017 at 6:21pm UTC

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWaoiy5j2jC/
Take a look at our sustainable artists! The lovely Rachel MF led a 🌿Plant Print workshop today. Campers collected 🌺flowers, 🌱leaves, 🍓berries and stems on the rooftop garden and pressed them onto paper. The results are incredible! Find the butterfly 🦋
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener #designthinking #steam #stem #education #empathy #projectbased #globalcitizens #learningbydoing #engineeringdesignprocess #seymourpapert #reggioemilia #khanacademy #oneworldschoolhouse #visualthinking #plantprints #natureart #sustainableart

27 Likes, 3 Comments - Make Better Education (@makebettered) on Instagram: “Take a look at our sustainable artists! The lovely @rachelmijaresfick led a 🌿Plant Print workshop…”

It starts today! 💚🌱......#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown...
07/10/2017

It starts today! 💚🌱
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #homegrown #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener #designthinking #steam #stem #education #empathy #projectbased #globalcitizens #learningbydoing #engineeringdesignprocess #seymourpapert #reggioemilia #khanacademy #oneworldschoolhouse #visualthinking

Ready! Excited to meet the campers tomorrow! 😊......#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #homegrown #...
07/10/2017

Ready! Excited to meet the campers tomorrow! 😊
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #homegrown #farmtotable #foraging #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #brooklynfarming #homegrown #homegrowndinner #farmtotable #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener

They're finally here! 💚......#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #homegrown #farmtotable #foraging #...
07/07/2017

They're finally here! 💚
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #homegrown #farmtotable #foraging #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #brooklynfarming #homegrown #homegrowndinner #farmtotable #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener

07/06/2017
Goodful

Start your garden today with seed starters made from scraps! :)

These four seed starters are biodegradable and so easy to start a garden with! 🍃
FULL INSTRUCTIONS: http://bzfd.it/2sj8U2Q

07/06/2017
Zinc

Light powered by gravity, like a slow-motion handcrank without the manual cranking! A weight 'cranks' a pulley to produce energy. Each drop powers the light for 20 minutes. Cool stuff!

Gravity is illuminating sub-Saharan Africa

07/03/2017
Hashem Al-Ghaili

1/3 of land plants contribute to the air we breathe, the rest comes from the oceans! Recently, up to 40% of all coral has been lost. Farming the right kind of coral is a no-brainer way to restore our reefs.

Planting corals back on the reefs can save the planet. (Via AARP)

https://t.co/iPMrgDQxNyHarvested Swiss Chard and other edible weeds and greens for a refreshing salad with a Pupusa con ...
07/01/2017
Instagram post by Make Better Education • Jul 1, 2017 at 7:27pm UTC

https://t.co/iPMrgDQxNy
Harvested Swiss Chard and other edible weeds and greens for a refreshing salad with a Pupusa con Queso.
I just love how fresh summer tastes! 🌱🌞
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #swisschard #pigweed.#lambsquarters #pupusa #avocado #salad #homegrown #farmtotable #foraging #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #brooklynfarming #homegrown #homegrowndinner #farmtotable #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging #nycfarming #nycgardening #nycgarden #nycgardener

3 Likes, 3 Comments - Make Better Education (@makebettered) on Instagram: “Harvested Swiss Chard and other edible weeds and greens for a refreshing salad with a Pupusa con…”

These beautiful wild onions/garlic are looking mighty fine with fantastic bulblet hair-dos getting ready to blossom👌When...
06/29/2017

These beautiful wild onions/garlic are looking mighty fine with fantastic bulblet hair-dos getting ready to blossom👌
When foraging, if it smells onion-y or garlic-y, it's probably edible. All parts of these plants are edible: bulb, stalky leaves, bulblets & flowers! 🌼
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #onion #garlic #wildonion #bulblets #meadowgarlic #wildgarlic #allium #alliumcanadense #foraging #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #homegrowndinner #farmtotable #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging

https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4u1_lDd0s/Another (delicious) edible weed! This one's called Pigweed 🐖🌿. I blanched it and...
06/28/2017
Instagram post by Make Better Education • Jun 28, 2017 at 2:22pm UTC

https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4u1_lDd0s/
Another (delicious) edible weed! This one's called Pigweed 🐖🌿. I blanched it and added it to a cold buckwheat noodle soup.🍲 Edible plants can be found all over NYC. Be sure to identify them and taste test a tiny bit of it before consuming. If it tastes bitter and bad, it's probably not edible. Safe foraging!
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #pigweed #foraging #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #homegrowndinner #farmtotable #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener #nycforaging

5 Likes, 1 Comments - Make Better Education (@makebettered) on Instagram: “Another (delicious) edible weed! This one's called Pigweed 🐖🌿. I blanched it and added it to a cold…”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BV3BUQNDDFvGot weeds in your garden? I found some Lamb's Quarters! I sautéed them with veggi...
06/27/2017
Instagram post by Make Better Education • Jun 27, 2017 at 10:25pm UTC

https://www.instagram.com/p/BV3BUQNDDFv
Got weeds in your garden? I found some Lamb's Quarters! I sautéed them with veggie sausages and mushrooms. Tastes like spinach! 😋
🌱 Look up your weeds before composting them. They may be edible!
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#urbanfarming #urbangarden #urbangardening #edibleweeds #lambsquarters #foraging #urbanforaging #sustainability #brooklyngarden #homegrown #homegrowndinner #farmtotable #summerdaycamp #brooklyngardener

1 Likes, 1 Comments - Make Better Education (@makebettered) on Instagram: “Got weeds in your garden? I found some Lamb's Quarters! I sauteed them with veggie sausages and…”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVVHHeHj2yg/Look! Haddie harvested string beans from the SIPs she built at our workshop back...
06/14/2017
Instagram post by Make Better Education • Jun 14, 2017 at 6:21pm UTC

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVVHHeHj2yg/

Look! Haddie harvested string beans from the SIPs she built at our workshop back in April. Great job, Haddie! I hope they tasted delicious. You can also save a few beans to plant next year :)
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#sustainability #SIPs #subirrigatedplanter #brooklyngardener #urbanfarming #recycled #upcycled #hydroponics #makebettered #makebetter #summerdaycamp #bushbeans #stringbeans #parkslopeparents #boerumhillparents #carrollgardenparents #fortgreeneparents #brooklynparents #brooklynkids #summerharvest #summerdaycamp #summercamp #daycamp #brooklyncamp #stringbeans #bushbeans

1 Likes, 1 Comments - Make Better Education (@makebettered) on Instagram: “Look! Haddie harvested string beans from the SIPs she built at our workshop back in April. Great…”

Will with freshly harvested spring onion from our outdoor lab. 💚Our camp is filling up quickly! 💌 Email hello@makebetter...
05/25/2017

Will with freshly harvested spring onion from our outdoor lab. 💚
Our camp is filling up quickly! 💌 Email [email protected] for ✨ special deals for late pickup and group referral discounts! 💥

Our dear friend @coleofeno helped out at our SIP workshop. She is definitely an amazing human and we're so glad to have ...
05/12/2017

Our dear friend @coleofeno helped out at our SIP workshop. She is definitely an amazing human and we're so glad to have her involved! Check out her SIP and super kind words! 💕 "12 days ago I had the joy of working with Make Better Camp for a fun day project; showing local kids how to make their very own SIPs (Sub-Irrigated Planters) out of recycled bottles. Obviously I learned a whole lot too that day and in the process, got to make my VERY OWN SIP (with the help of my new friend Wes)
Today my plant is not only growing, by thriving! It's literally one of the coolest things I've never had a hand in making. Im super excited to see all the fun projects @makebettered has in store this summer. NYC Parents, take a minute to check them out, I think this is a once in a lifetime experience that (if your little ones are anything like me) will really, really dig 🌱"

Haddie's beans sprouted in the SIPs she made at our workshop on 4/30! (Sub-Irrigated Planter)Look at 'em grow!🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱#sus...
05/11/2017

Haddie's beans sprouted in the SIPs she made at our workshop on 4/30! (Sub-Irrigated Planter)
Look at 'em grow!
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#sustainability #SIPs #subirrigatedplanter #brooklyngardener #urbanfarming #recycled #hydroponics #makebettered #makebetter #summerdaycamp

Come pick some green onions 🌱 from our Outdoor Lab! Grown with love💚 in neat SIPs (sub-irritated planters) with water th...
05/04/2017

Come pick some green onions 🌱 from our Outdoor Lab! Grown with love💚 in neat SIPs (sub-irritated planters) with water that's been harvested by rain-catchers💧!
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See more from our SIP workshop at http://makebetter.camp/openhouse

Why the A in "STEAM" is important to us:"To innovate is to introduce change. While STEM workers can certainly drive inno...
05/03/2017
We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.

Why the A in "STEAM" is important to us:
"To innovate is to introduce change. While STEM workers can certainly drive innovation through science alone, imagine how much more innovative students and employees could be if the pool of knowledge from which they draw is wider and deeper. That occurs as the result of a liberal arts education."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/02/18/we-dont-need-more-stem-majors-we-need-more-stem-majors-with-liberal-arts-training/

The ability to draw from other disciplines produces better scientists.

Maggie building her Sub-Irrigated Planter 🌱 out of a recycled bottle! See our workshop recap and care instructions for y...
05/02/2017

Maggie building her Sub-Irrigated Planter 🌱 out of a recycled bottle!
See our workshop recap and care instructions for your SIP at http://makebetter.camp/openhouse
📷 by @hatnimlee

05/01/2017
Great Big Story

Ancestral weaving and modern technology saving kids' lives!

Dr. Franz Freudenthal Tichauer developed a life-saving technology to address the heart problems faced by those living in the high-altitude city of La Paz. Unfortunately, no single machine was capable of producing these intricate devices. But, when automation failed, Freudenthal turned to craft. Now, the ancestral weaving techniques of Bolivia's indigenous Aymara women are being used to knit these breakthroughs in medical technology.

04/30/2017
Greenpeace Canada

What if...

Can you believe it's been 10 years since the launch of the first smartphone?

Here's what's happened since then.

04/22/2017

Happy 🌎 Day! Look how excited Arjun is from the seeds that sprouted 🌱 from our Green Eggs Easter 🐰 event. His eggs also look amazing! 🐣
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If you missed this event, check out http://makebetter.camp/egg for a recap!
Our next event is 4/30 where we'll host a free hydroponic planter workshop!
RSVP at http://makebetter.camp/openhouse

04/21/2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thank you, Neil deGrasse Tyson!

Dear Facebook Universe

I offer this four-minute video on "Science in America" containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken.

As always, but especially these days, keep looking up.

—Neil deGrasse Tyson

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