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SFPUC and Education Outside to Host Haunted Halloween Garden
Posted Date: 10/30/2018 10:00 AM
San Francisco, CA— The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Education Outside will host a Haunted Halloween Garden for families at the College Hill Learning Garden. The event will take place from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 at 336 Elsie Street. 
 
“At the SFPUC, we are always thinking of new and unique ways to engage with our communities and this Halloween is no different,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. “We’re excited to celebrate with families, while teaching them about how our systems operate and how to be responsible environmental stewards."
 
The local community is invited to explore the garden, participate in family-friendly activities and enjoy garden-themed treats. There will also be a screening of The Story of Poo, the SFPUC’s educational, animated video designed to teach elementary school students about San Francisco’s wastewater system. 
 
Constructed on SFPUC land, the College Hill Learning Garden is an education and demonstration garden created to teach students about water, food, energy and waste systems. The garden is maintained and operated by Education Outside, a local nonprofit that offers free field trips to the garden for third through fifth-grade students in San Francisco. Each year, about 4,000 children take field trips to the garden where they learn key concepts from Big Ideas, the Agency’s eco-literacy guidebook, which connects water, power and wastewater systems to state educational standards for K-12. 
 
“We look forward to welcoming all ages, abilities and families to the garden for a Halloween evening of urban stewardship and fun,” said Danny Palmer, College Hill Learning Garden Manager. “All of our programs and field trips foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural systems on which we all rely.”
 
Individuals can visit the SFPUC’s College Hill Learning Garden page to learn more about the garden and contact Education Outside to request a free field trip for students.   
 
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