The Power of Plants to Improve Student Outcomes


Educator, author, innovator, and urban farmer Stephen Ritz will present on the power of the plant to innovate education outcomes and learning for young students, focusing on his work in the Bronx, New York City. Stephen will present on how incorporating gardening and plants into his teaching curriculum moved the graduation rate of students from 17% to 100% and improved attendance to 93% in his South Bronx high school.

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Format: Future20
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding