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Wonderland’s amphitheater, pond area and workspaces offer our students outdoor learning spaces and provide a unique opportunity to explore the natural world.
Through structured classes taught by Master Gardener, Michele Carroll, Wonderland provides SSKY students the opportunity to study science with all their senses as they explore the outdoor garden classroom through a variety of grade-appropriate, hands-on lessons ranging from plant life cycles, weather/environment, life sciences, entomology and biology.
In addition to outdoor classes, Wonderland is utilized by teachers for special project, enjoyed by students and their parents for special outdoor lunches, and is open to the entire community throughout the year on scheduled “Dirt Days” and for special events such STEM Night.
The curriculum for lessons in Wonderland is developed in collaboration with teachers and volunteer gardeners, including a panel of Master Gardeners and other experts in various fields. In past years, students have created illustrated journals to document their experiences and observations in Wonderland. These yearly journals offer a beautiful record of each students’ journey at Sonoran Sky. Example curricula from past years include:
Funding and Support
Wonderland grew from the collaborative vision of parents, community members, students and school leadership over 10 years ago. It was made possible and is only sustainable through the generous financial and volunteer support of our community and PTO. We've curated a Wish List of critical items currently needed. We are always appreciative of any amount of support our community is willing to give!
If you are interested in volunteering in the garden, please contact email@example.com.
No gardening experience required!