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Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

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Sábana Sacudida

Use una sábana para explorar la cantidad de vida que puede vivir en un arbusto. Edades 5+, 15+ minutos

¿Qué uso tiene una sábana vieja en un jardín? ¡Es una maravillosa herramienta de exploración para examinar la gran cantidad de vida que puede contener un solo arbusto! Realmente, todo lo que necesita para esta actividad es una sábana que no le importe ensuciar, o una camisa blanca. Salga a un patio o una calle bordeada de arbustos. Busque un arbusto robusto que tenga menos ramas cerca del fondo para que sea más fácil acceder la parte inferior de la planta. Extiende la sábana debajo del arbusto lo más lejos posible. Una vez que un lado de la sábana esté debajo del arbusto tanto como pueda, es el momento de agitar, agitar, agitar. Sujétese las ramas sobre la sábana y agite con entusiasmo, pero no tan fuerte que dañe la planta. Cuando se haya divertido lo suficiente sacudiendo, retire la sábana suavemente desde abajo el arbusto. La sábana debe estar cubierta no solo con hojas, ramitas y trozos de plantas, sino también con pequeños insectos, arañas u otras criaturas muy pequeñas. Es posible que deba arrodíllese para ver la vida silvestre verdaderamente pequeña. ¡Mire de cerca y tenga paciencia! Busque movimiento. ¡Te sorprenderá la cantidad de amiguitos que se escondían en el arbusto!  

También es bueno tener una lupa a mano para observar los insectos de cerca. Yo uso una caja de insectos, que es esencialmente una caja pequeña de plástico transparente con una tapa para meter pequeños insectos en la caja y cerrarla. La tapa tiene una lupa incorporada para que pueda mirar de cerca a su amigo insecto. Luego, simplemente abra la tapa para soltar su criatura. 

Cuando haya terminado de explorar el arbusto, simplemente sacuda la sábana sobre el arbusto para que todos los pequeños amigos puedan regresar a su hogar. Una vez que haya visitado un arbusto, intente la actividad en otro arbusto, ¡y luego en otro! Intente comparar las plantas diferentes como hábitats efectivos. ¿Qué tipo de insectos albergan las diferentes plantas? ¿Los insectos son diferentes en las plantas a la sombra que en las plantas a pleno sol? También pueda dibujar las criaturas que encuentre. ¡Crea tus propios experimentos y diviértete!

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🌸Growing Gardens of Hope!🌸 Join us as we celebrate the beautiful impacts of school garden education as part of our virtual Spring Benefit Brunch on May 1st at 11am. Guest speakers are Dr. Dilafruz Williams 💐and Francisco Paco Estrada 🤩 Brunch Menu Options include offerings from New Leaf Community Markets Charlie Hong Kong Companion Bakeshop Steamer Lane Supply Thomas Family Farm Flowers 🌱 Register at www.LifeLab.org/spring-benefit #spring #fundraiser #schoolgardens #GardenBasedLearning #LifeLab

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Come one, come all! 🌻Bring your students for the first-ever, national, virtual school garden tour … hosted by students, for students! #growingschoolgardens #schoolgardens #learninggarden #kidsgardening #healthykids #KidsGardenMonth #LifeLab 🌱

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4 weeks ago

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Gardens of gratitude to @petalumaseedbank for your generous seed donation! 🌱Teamwork makes the school garden dream work🌸#seedbank #schoolgardens #LifeLab #spring #sprouts #ThankYouThursday

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1 month ago

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Happy Spring Everyone!!🌱🌸🌱 Join us for our Family Gardening Spring Webinar this Tuesday March 23rd at 3pm to learn about Spring planting and garden based activities like trellising, how to make Root View Cups, garden art, pest management, and reseeding annuals🌸Register at lifelab.org/events. @reneesgardenseeds @originalgopherbasket #LifeLab #springequinox #spring #schoolgardens #gardeneducation #narcissus #webinarseries

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Our Spring Family Gardening Webinar is coming up soon🌱March 23rd at 3pm🌱 Join Life Lab educators for another fun family webinar focused on Spring planting and garden based activities like trellising, how to make Root View Cups, pest management, and reseeding annuals🌸Register at lifelab.org/events

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2 months ago

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Join us for tomorrow’s Family Gardening Winter Webinar at 3pm! Register at LifeLab.org/events 🌱Linktree in our bio as well🌱#naturejournal #compost #soil #wintergardening #family #gardening #lifelab #schoolgardens

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2 months ago

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Join Life Lab educators for a fun, family Winter gardening webinar on February 16th at 3pm. We will focus on the various ways to plan, create, and support a healthy garden. Topics include choosing a garden space, creative container options, what to plant now, and preparing for Spring. 🌱#gardeneducation #LifeLab #schoolgardens #familygardening #wintergarden 🌻Registration link in our bio

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3 months ago

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🌱 Become a Life Lab Certified Educator!🌱 We only have 3 spots left in our new School Garden Educator Certification Program! Sign-up today for the entire series of courses or for individual courses by visiting website, link below. Our first course, Building Connections in the Garden, starts with asynchronous work on January 21st and our first synchronous session will be on January 28th from 3:30 – 5:00 PST. You may continue to sign up through January 27th or until all spots are filled. If needed, we highly encourage you to join the waitlist to get priority registration for our next cohort in the fall of 2021 or should there become spots available. Upon completion of the 4 courses, participants will receive a certificate and the distinction of being a Life Lab-Certified Garden Educator. Each course will last approximately 8 weeks long and include 4 synchronous meetings, at-home work, and a unique coaching model tailored to each individual’s needs.lifelab.org/educator-certification-program/

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3 months ago

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Looking to 2021 with a magnified view of our impact on nature and our connections with each other. A healthy garden is a diverse and sustainable ecosystem full of wonder and beauty in all seasons. #LifeLab #2021 #gardeneducation #science #bettertogether

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Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.
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