Life Lab has partnered with a variety of organizations to develop custom curriculum and content; provide customized packages of workshops and consulting; and lead networks. If you are interested in learning more about partnering with us, email Whitney at [email protected]
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Life Lab developed a Scope and Sequence for Chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature program, Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen. This Scope and Sequence detailed 162 lessons for grades K-8 designed to build an appreciation for the source of food; an understanding of nutrition and healthy eating; and develop life and culinary skills. Life Lab also developed and delivered a customized training on this signature program to each of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s partner schools.
Life Lab served as a lead writer for FoodCorps’ Sprout Scouts program, a series of garden “journeys” designed for after-school and summer programs led by FoodCorps Service Members.
Life Lab served as a Lead Curriculum Creation Advisor with FoodCorps, participating in weekly calls to generate ideas for, and subsequently review and revise, 96 K-5 lessons designed to connect kids to healthy food in school.
Life Lab served as a lead writer for a School Garden Manual, 36 lessons, parent materials, and a New Garden Activation Kit for the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens program.
Life Lab served as a lead writer for Kiss the Ground’s Soil Story Curriculum, a series of 5 middle school lessons focused on the carbon cycle, photosynthesis, soil science, various agricultural practices, and a regenerative soil-based project.
California School Garden Network
Life Lab developed all web content for www.csgn.org/steps and served on the content creation team for Gardens for Learning – Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden a free publication that was distributed in hard copy to over 10,000 educators.
California Department of Education
Life Lab served as a lead author for Getting Started: A guide for creating school gardens as outdoor classrooms. This project was part of the California Department of Education’s “garden in every school” program.
California School Garden Training Program
In partnership with UC Davis and the Resource Conservation District of San Diego Life Lab co-authored the Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden and the Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education instructional materials. Additionally we created train the trainer materials, videos, and ran statewide trainings for thousands of educators.
Univeristy of California Global Food Initiative
Life Lab, along with the University of California at Berkeley and at Davis, created Engaging University Students in Local School Gardens: A Toolkit for School Districts, School Garden Support Organizations and Universities.
Life Lab served as a lead writer for the GrowBook home engagement guide and the Classroom Guide for lower and upper elementary grades. Both guides include 4 activities and lab pages.
WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTING
Life Lab has partnered with a variety of organizations to develop customized workshops and consultations, ranging from orientation “boot camp” sessions for new garden educators to week-long garden education institutes for long-time practitioners. If you are interested in learning more, email Whitney at [email protected]
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