School Garden Program Sustainability
Why do some school gardens take root and become well-established, while others struggle? In this course, we will discuss key elements of building a strong school garden culture. Together, we’ll explore different, sustainable school garden program models; planning tools to align year-round garden activities with academic and garden care goals; methods for assessing garden programs; and strategies for increasing funding.
Graduate education units available.
Opens Sept 7th and Closes November 5th
Live Sessions: Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 PST
Sept 16th, Sept 30th, October 14, October 28
K-6 classroom teachers, garden educators, organizations interested in supporting garden-based learning on small and large scales.
Ideally participants complete the series of courses over 1 year. However, if there are extenuating circumstances participants can become certified if they take all required courses within 2 years. The next set of courses will begin again in the fall of 2021
Upon successful completion of each course, 2 University of the Pacific graduate education credits can be earned for an additional fee of $80 per credit hour, payable to University of the Pacific. Most people seeking these credits are educators who are looking to increase their salary on a credit-based pay scale or for relicensure credit. Most institutions do not accept UofP credits towards a specific graduate degree however, if there is a specific program you intend to pursue, it may be worth checking with that institution.
Life Lab offers a limited number of course fee reductions based on need and anticipated impact. To apply for financial assistance click FinancialAssistanceApp. If you are a Santa Cruz County Educator, we also offer a significant discount. Please email email@example.com or call (831) 400-2016 for details.
We understand that plans can change. Should you wish to cancel your registration, please submit, in writing, your cancellation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration fee will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Regretfully, we will not be able to refund any fees if cancellation is made within 1 week of the opening course date except, of course, in cases of illness or emergency.