Life Lab

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

Garden Program Management - July 26-27, 2018

07/26/2018 09:30 AM - 07/27/2018 03:30 PM PT

Admission

  • $400.00

Location

The Garden Classroom
www.lifelab.org/visiting
Santa Cruz, CA

Summary

Participants in this workshop will explore tried-and-true tips for establishing and maintaining a positive, engaging culture of learning and fun in a garden setting. Together we will experience and discuss setting the tone for effective learning; garden class routines; station rotations; and specific techniques to maximize student engagement and participation. We will also discuss year-round garden activity planning that supports academic and garden care goals; methods for assessing your program; and share strategies to increase funding for your program.

Description

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Audience

K-6 educators interested in enhancing their garden program.

Location and Cost

Life Lab's Garden Classroom on the UC Santa Cruz Campus: $360/$400 per participant 
10% Early-Bird Registration Discount will be applied in check-out process for workshops registered 14 days prior to workshop start date.

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Workshop Description

Managing a large group of kids in an outdoor classroom can feel like trying to hold 30 ping pong balls underwater at once. How can we do it?! Participants in this workshop will explore tried-and-true tips for establishing and maintaining a positive, engaging culture of learning and fun in a garden setting. Together we will experience and discuss setting the tone for effective learning; garden class routines; station rotations; and specific techniques to maximize student engagement and participation. We will also discuss year-round garden activity planning that supports academic and garden care goals; ideas for assessing your program; and share strategies to increase funding for your program. Graduate education unit available.

Key Workshop Components

Learn About ...

  • Garden Program Models - How do schools teach in gardens?
  • Teaching Strategies - Lesson Design and Learning Modalities
  • Smart Garden Design
  • Outdoor Classroom Management - The Heart of Teaching
  • Engaging the Community in Year-round Garden Caretaking 
  • Year-round Program Planning and Documentation
  • Enhancing Your School Garden Culture
  • Methods to Assess Your Program and Student Outcomes
  • Innovative Ways to Fund Your Program

Discuss ...

  • Best practices with other outdoor educators who are creating a culture of garden based learning at their schools

 

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To set up a workshop for your school site, please call Life Lab at (831) 459-3833 or email us at education@lifelab.org.

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