Life Lab

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

OVERVIEW 

Learn to use a garden to breathe life into standards-based lessons, promote ecological literacy, encourage healthy eating, and support students’ social development. Using Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom activity guide for grades K-6, participants in this hands-on workshop, experience tried-and-true garden-based lessons linked to Common Core Language Arts and Math and Next Generation Science Standards; practice basic gardening techniques; and develop management strategies for a school garden program. Graduate education units available.

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AUDIENCE

K-6 classroom teachers and garden educators

 

When

June 16th and 17th, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 

LOCATION

Life Lab’s Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus
www.lifelab.org/visiting

 

COST

$400 for 2 days

10% Early-Bird Registration Discount will be applied at check-out process for Garden Classroom workshops registered 14 days prior to workshop start date. 

 

LEARN

  • Activities that cultivate a child’s love of our natural world
  • How to use garden-based lessons to reinforce Common Core Math and English Language Arts standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Responsive outdoor management and positive discipline strategies that promote equity and inclusion in the garden
  • Specific strategies for how to grow a garden with groups of children (such as prepping a garden bed, composting and watering)

 

TAKE HOME

  • The Growing Classroom, the award-winning resource book for educators contains 480 pages of science, math, language arts, and nutrition activities that you can do with your students in the garden
  • Relevant handouts with additional sample lessons and resources
  • Ideas and inspiration from a variety garden educators invested in this work!
  • Free Seeds

 

Experience

  • A guided tour of our 30-acre organic farm and children’s garden overlooking Monterey Bay
  • A relaxing atmosphere with local snacks, drinks, and vegetarian lunch provided by our healthy food partner Charlie Hong Kong
 
Charlie Hong Kong

 

 

 
 

Graduate Education Credit Available

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Become a Life Lab Certified Gardener! 🌱🌻Based on the success of our first four cohorts of Life Lab-Certified Garden Educators, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for individuals to register and be part of our fifth cohort starting January 23rd, 2023! We’ve put together a series of 4 on-line courses that will guide and support educators in becoming a Life Lab-Certified School Garden Educator. Upon successful 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 4 weeks long and include 4 synchronous meetings, at-home work, and a unique coaching model. The total commitment for the full series is 16 weeks. Check out our website for more information! Registration for the full certification series is now open. Please share with others who are looking for ideas and inspiration in the garden! There are 24 spots available and we sold out in our last 4 certification series. We hope you can join us!Life Lab offers a limited number of course fee reductions based on need and anticipated impact. To apply for financial assistance, follow the link below. Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between now and December 1st, 2022 or until all funds have been awarded.

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Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.
Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps
Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.
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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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