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Educurious: Engaging 
Tomorrow’s Gardeners

Articles: Educurious: Engaging 
Tomorrow’s Gardeners

High school students in Christy Busch’s biology classroom show (off) their phytoremediation projects. Photo: The Street School, Tulsa, Oklahoma

[sidebar]Educurious® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to cultivate curious, motivated young people who are ready for college and tomorrow’s careers. For more information visit www.educurious.org.[/sidebar]

Educurious is determined to transform the K-12 educational experience. And as part of the team, our work is to engage students by designing and implementing active, engaging, applied learning experiences. Our Environmental and Human Health curriculum ignites student curiosity around the question: How can we use plants to remove toxins from the environment?

Rather than reading a textbook or taking lecture notes about plant physiology, students learn about plants in the context of the fascinating and highly relevant concept of phytoremediation. This positions plants as not just passive beings, but as organisms that can right wrongs and undo environmental injustices. Relevance for students is core to our curriculum design philosophy, and for m...

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