Curriculum and Student Activities
Albuquerque Academy Classes
The DOT Garden provides opportunities to faculty to cultivate project-based learning in all subject areas. Whether it’s exploring soil, water, and human health in sixth and seventh grades, investigating plant growth variables in ninth grade, or examining sense of place in upper-level English classes, students mature and grow with the garden throughout their time at Academy.
Students at Albuquerque Academy can explore environmental issues and sustainable food production by joining environmental clubs. Club students have opportunities to help maintain the garden while also organizing school-wide events promoting sustainability and awareness on campus.
Each year club students and those in environmental-based science classes are invited to attend conferences on sustainability, agriculture, and environmental health where they learn about the latest research developments and career opportunities. Beyond attendees, our students have served as presenters, sharing their work from the DOT Garden.
During the summer, Albuquerque Academy students are offered job opportunities on campus. Students selected as interns in the DOT Garden learn about production, irrigation, pest management, biodiversity, and water catchment.
Working in collaboration with the Albuquerque Academy’s community summer program Think Summer, we offer elementary-aged students the opportunity to explore the garden through their summer classes and camps. The summer program is open to children throughout the Albuquerque metro area. For more information, visit the Think Summer page.