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A Crack in the Pavement Series
Growing Dreams

An inspirational overview of school ground greening.

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Closed Captioned

Directed by Jane Churchill and Gwynne Basen
Produced by National Film Board of Canada

"A tremendous resource for school communities..." Stephanie Stowell, National Wildlife Federation
GROWING DREAMS gives an inspirational overview of school ground greening. It shows what kids have done to transform bare pavement into dream schoolyards: growing trees for shade, flowers for butterflies, vegetables for a food bank; building a greenhouse, a rooftop garden and constructing a courtyard pond as an outdoor classroom and refuge for wildlife.

A Crack in the Pavement is a two-part video series that shows children, teachers and parents how, working together to green their school grounds, they can make positive changes in their communities.

The other film in the series is:

Digging In - Jesse Ketchum School greens their schoolyard.

Grade Level: 4-8, Adult
US Release Date: 2001     Copyright Date: 2000
DVD ISBN: 0-7722-1225-2     VHS ISBN: 0-7722-1055-1

"A tremendous resource for school communities interested in transforming their schoolyards into havens for hands-on learning. The voices and stories of the students, teachers and communities' members involved in these projects will inspire all to see the opportunities that await just outside the classroom door."
Stephanie Stowell, Schoolyards Habitat Program Manager, National Wildlife Federation

"Colorful and energetic...Recommended. Both titles provide positive messages and solid information, and could be used with students ranging from kindergarten to high school. This series could also offer valuable viewing to community service organizations."
MC Journal

"Interspersed with witty cartoon graphics...serve(s) as a great way to introduce school ground naturalization to a club, class, staff, or parent group."
Green Teacher

"Sure to get kids thinking about similar schemes."

DVD $59
VHS $59
DVD $35
VHS $35

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Links (National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat Program)
Study guide

Awards and Festivals
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film Festival
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Reel to Real Family Film Festival
Los Angeles Animation Competition
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
Colorado Environmental Film Festival

Children's Films
Earth Science
Outdoor Education
Urban Studies

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