- ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (ISSN:13408984)
- vol.70, no.5, pp.397-400, 2007-03-30
Recently, school children sometimes participate in cultivating school turf. Even though as it is, the following case must be an outstanding case. An elementary school child proposed to make school turf. The merit and demerit of school turf were discussed in the class of integrated learning. They decided to execute an experiment to select better turf grass species for school ground. On this process, they contacted with many persons includes specialists and volunteers. As results, they got small but worthy turf plot. After they graduated, the city government gave budget to enhance turf. Now the school children, parents, graduates, teachers, and volunteers are attending workshop to maintain that school turf. On the process of learning about turf grasses, many persons from outside of the school helped the school children. The present social background must be different from the 1970 th decade when many school turf were constructed but disappeared soon. This time the school children studied much about biological and cultural aspects of turf grasses. In addition to natural scientific matters, the children studied much about the importance of the social connections.