Project Title

Teaching STEAM through Urban Garden-based Learning in the kindergarten – UrbSTEAM

Project goal

The aim of the project is to teach STEAM by using hands on activities on urban gardens and integrating permaculture values.


February 2022 – February 2024

Project description

The participants in the project are educators who have expressed their desire to participate and children, and they will have an opportunity to become familiar with the space of a garden as a rich environment for teaching and learning across the curriculum, especially on STEAM field. Ecological and social justice considerations will frame all aspects of the project, with a particular focus on the place of the teacher (personal, cultural, and geographic positioning and identities) in garden-based education. Extensive engagement with gardening practices, food preparation activities, and critical dialogue will be the pedagogical modes of exploration throughout the project.

The idea is to support, scaling up the existence initiatives or catalysing new actions related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in education and especially in preschool.

The project consortium is committed to the idea of lifelong learning, training staff, broadening their experience, providing opportunities for younger staff in order to gain valuable experience for further advancement and allowing older staff members to retrain.

The project is innovative in terms that there is not much existing nature-based material that applies STEAM garden learning practices in the kindergarten.

Expected results of the project

  1. A handbook of best practices on learning in the garden and developing educational materials
  2. UrbSTEAM Online resource tool for educators
  3. Development of the interactive platform UrbSTEAM


  • Akata Makata – Greece (coordinator)
  • Kairos Consorzio di Cooperative Sociali – Italy
  • DV More – City of Rijeka Croatia
  • Stando ltd – Cyprus
  • Project UTOPIA KOIN.S. EP – Cyprus
  • Avrupa Yenilikci Toplum Dernei – Turkey


Value EUR 181,101.00 (100% EU funding
Budget of Kindergarten “More”: EUR 23,349.00

Funded under

Erasmus +, Key Activity 2 – Cooperation partnership

Official website

Contact for more information

Kindergarten More
Marohnićeva 12, Rijeka
Phone: +385 51 554 976

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